Walnut and Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Dried Cherries and Arugula

May 5, 2014


Author Notes: This Walnut and Quinoa salad bring together many flavors and textures including peppery arugula, the tartness of dried cherries, and the creamy bite of goat cheese. Walnuts play a key role by adding the crunch!linda

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • .5 cups Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1.5 cups Cooked and chilled quinoa
  • 1 cup Arugula, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 ounces Goat cheese

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar and pinch of salt to boil. Reduce to low and simmer for @15 minutes or until thickened. Remove balsamic glaze from heat and allow to cool.
  2. In large bowl mix together quinoa, arugula, walnuts, dried cherries, evoo, lemon juice and salt until well combined. Add goat cheese and mix until fully distributed. Serve with a drizzle of the balsamic glaze.

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