Winter Quinoa Salad

January 15, 2016

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What a week! Is it really Friday? It’s been a crazy week with my dad having surgery and being hospitalized (long story but he’s good) and Jimmy working a ton. I’m so glad it’s Friday! Today, I’m thanking the Lord for his goodness in the midst of crazy circumstances. How are you? Hope you had a great week. Thanks for reading yesterday’s post at Orgjunkie on my mini mud area makeover. I’m looking over there now and it’s still nice and tidy. What a relief! 

We eat a good amount of quinoa in our home. I usually mix it with brown rice when eating Korean food.  You know I love making chocolate quinoa cake. Quinoa is known to give our bodies healthy fats as well as providing protein, fiber, and a bunch of other nutrients. Last weekend when we went over to the Obrist’s home for potluck, I made this salad dish. I scrounged around the fridge and found some cooked quinoa and some other vegetables and threw them all together. 

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I chopped up some cucumbers and apples and mixed in some baby spinach leaves. Place them all in a big bowl. I also found a persimmon and an avocado and chopped that up and threw them into the bowl. I should’ve named this, “whatever’s left in the fridge salad.” 

I toasted some pecans in the toaster and they provided a nice nutty flavor and crunch. 

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I added feta but I think next time, I’ll do without it. Just add your favorite vinaigrette right before serving, mix it up, and that’s it! I made a homemade honey vinaigrette but don’t know the exact recipe. In a bottle, I just added vinegar, honey, salt, grapeseed oil, ground pepper and shook it all up.I It’s healthy, delicious, and different than the typical salad. Do you eat quinoa? If you try it, let me know what you think!

Hope you have a great weekend!

<><yuni

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19

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