Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad

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I found this recipe in my latest issue # 30 of Origin Magazine. This salad is chock full of protein but light enough not to weigh you down.

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Apple Pecan Quinoa Salad

Serves 2 Prep time 18 minutes

Salad

1/4 cup quinoa uncooked
3 cups fresh spinach
1 apple chopped
1/2 sweet onion chopped
1/4 cup chopped pecans (toasted if desired)

Dressing

1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons red wine or rice wine vinegar

Cook quinoa as directed by its package
While quinoa cooks prepare dressing by mixing chia seeds, coconut oil and vinegar. Taste and correct seasoning with salt and pepper and herbs if desired
Once quinoa is cooked, combine the quinoa, spinach, apple, onion and pecans. Pour salad dressing over all and toss to combine.

Nutritional Info:

For 1 serving

330 calories
20 grams fat
35 grams carbs
9 grams fiber
10 grams sugar
8 grams protein
0 mg cholesterol
44 mg sodium
655 mg potassium

 

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