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

(printable recipe)

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!
Thanks for joining me today!

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