I have had quinoa on hand for a while, as well as some yummy pickled beets and this great white stilton cheese with cranberries. While wandering in the the fridge looking for lunch one day, it struck me to combine some of my favorite salads (apple/ spinach, beet/nuts/cheese, and quinoa can pretty much go in anything)! I hope you enjoy. It makes a hearty, healthy lunch or a fantastic side for dinner and is quite versatile if you don't have specific ingredients on hand. I like to have it with a nice buttered Wasa cracker on the side, to help scoop it onto my fork! —cookiecakes
What You'll Need
Red Wine or Champagne vinegar
Flax Oil (grapeseed or olive will sub fine)
Baby Spinach, chopped
Fuji (or favorite) apples, chopped
pickled or roasted beets, chopped
scallions, sliced thin
toasted pecans, chopped
crumbled stilton cheese with cranberries
Cooked Red Quinoa
Whisk together the vinegar, oil and orange juice in the bottom of a salad bowl.
Add chopped spinach, apples, beets, scallions, pecans and cheese and toss well.