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Spinach Quinoa Salad with Roasted Grapes, Pears & Almonds

This salad is wonderful as a full meal because it is filling and packed with protein and fiber to keep you satisfied. But feel free to also eat it as a side at dinner and cut the calories.  Considering how fulfilling this salad is, it’s actually very easy to make!  Try it and let me know what you think.

Servings: 2
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup red seedless grapesSpinachSaladWithGrapesPearsQuinoaAndAlmonds
1 large Bartlett pear, chopped
½ tablespoon honey
1 cup water
Pinch of sea salt
½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
4 cups fresh spinach
¼ cup chopped almonds

Lemon-Honey Dressing
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
¾ teaspoons honey
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops and Snow Peas

I found out I liked scallops thanks to this meal.  Although this is technically a “salad”, the scallops, quinoa, and snow peas combine to make a very satisfying and filling dish.  If you still feel hungry 20 minutes after this, have some “dessert”, a.k.a. fresh fruit.  Printable recipes are at the bottom of this recipe.

Servings:  2
Active Time:  50 minutes
Total Time:  50 minutes

Ingredients

ToastedQuinoaSaladScallops4 ounces dry sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or dry bay scallops
1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari, or soy sauce, divided
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1/2 cup whole wheat quinoa
3/4 teaspoons grated or minced garlic
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup trimmed and diagonally sliced snow peas, (1/2 inch thick)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
2 tablespoons finely diced red bell peppers
4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

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