Sunday, February 21, 2016

Orange & Walnut Baby Spinach Salad w/Quinoa & a Citrus Vinaigrette / #SundaySupper

Today, I am talking about this Winter Salad, just full of wonderful ingredients, like baby spinach, inca red grain quinoa, fresh orange segments, juicy grape tomatoes, and candied walnuts. Top it off with a citrus vinaigrette, and you have a quick to put together salad the whole family will love. This plateful is enough for one if it is the main course, or two if it's a side!

Orange and Walnut Baby Spinach Salad w/ Quinoa and a Citrus Vinaigrette
2 ounces chopped Walnuts
Confectioners' Sugar
Inca Red Grain Quinoa 
Baby Spinach
Grape Tomatoes
1 medium Orange

Citrus Vinaigrette
3 tbl. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 tbl. Orange Juice 
1 tbl Honey
Zest of half of an Orange
pinch Salt
pinch Pepper 
walnuts, powdered sugar
Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a a small pan. Once it boils add the chopped walnuts. Let boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and drain water. Place walnuts in a bowl and add confectioner's sugar. Mix until walnuts are completely coated. Remove from sugar and set aside.
Prepare Quinoa according to package.
spinach, strips, quinoa

spinach, cut strips, quinoa
 Place spinach strips on plate and add the Quinoa.
spinach, quinoa, oranges, tomato, candied walnuts
Cut the grape tomatoes in half around the middle. Zest half of the orange, set it aside, then cut the orange in half, and pull the segments out. Sprinkle them over the salad. Sprinkle the candied walnuts on top.
spinach, quinoa, oranges, tomato, candied walnuts

spinach, quinoa, oranges, tomato, candied walnuts, citrus vinaigrette

In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, and honey. Add the orange zest, and salt and pepper. Whisk together.
spinach, quinoa, oranges, tomato, candied walnuts
spinach, quinoa, oranges, tomato, candied walnuts
Serve and enjoy!
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  1. Love the bright citrus flavor of this salad!

  2. Such a beautiful salad, love the citrus dressing!

  3. Such a colorful, yummy salad! Perfect way to brighten up a winter day!

  4. Well its summer here some of the ingredients in the garden , I love the colors too and it is very healthy. Cheers

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  6. Gorgeous Salad! I love quinoa and put it in everything...this is a winner.

  7. AWESOME salad!! We loooooooove quinoa (eat it almost every day) and we love spinach.
    Perfect salad for me