Quinoa

18 Oct

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Nicholas and I don’t eat red meat or pork and while we seldom eat chicken, we are now  trying to stop eating it altogether.  To get protein and other essential nutrients, we eat whole grains, legumes and things like quinoa. There are so many different ways you can prepare and  it’s so rich in  health benefits. I have a Pinboard devoted to vegetarian dishes and I recently added this recipe to it. I love to make simple, yet healthy meals.

Eating healthy is important to us but so is preparing meals that don’t take too long to make because let’s face it, sometimes after a long day at work the last thing you want to do is go home and spend a long time preparing dinner! I  plan on making this recipe this weekend. It looks and sounds good. I can’t wait to try it!

Quinoa Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:

2/3 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
2 cups spinach, washed & dried
1 lemon
1/2 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup toasted walnuts

Crush garlic. Whisk together with lemon and olive oil.

Toss quinoa, spinach and pomegranate seeds together in a bowl, and top with toasted walnuts.

Drizzle lemon dressing over salad.

(Images by Ingalls Photos and recipe via Refinery29)

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