Vegetarian Cranberry and Apple Quinoa Salad | HIITBURN Carb Cycling Recipes
Vegetarian Cranberry and Apple Quinoa Salad!
½ cup uncooked quinoa
6 cups fresh baby spinach
1 large apple, thinly sliced*
½ cup dried cranberries
⅓ diced jicama
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Rinse and drain quinoa and add it to the boiling water. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 12-15 minutes, until water is absorbed. Transfer quinoa to a bowl to cool.
While the quinoa cools, make the dressing. Whisk together lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard, and sea salt and pepper.
To assemble the salad, place spinach in a large bowl. Add the cooled quinoa, apple slices, cranberries, and toasted pecans. When ready to serve the salad, toss with dressing and serve.
Enjoy on a higher carb day!
This is a great dish for vegetarians or vegans who are looking to get some extra protein into their diet!
Quinoa contains the nine essential amino acids making it a complete protein. It is also gluten free and high in fiber!
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