Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Feta and Pine Nuts

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It’s a beautiful afternoon here and I’m dying to get outside with the kids, so this post is going to be short and sweet.

This is the time of year when my desire to be in the kitchen puttering around gives way to the desire for easy to make dishes.

I’d much rather be in the pool with the kids or watching them play in the yard than cooking and elaborate meal.  Dishes like this Spinach & Quinoa Salad make the perfect light summer dinner.  It get’s bonus points because it comes together in a matter of minutes.  (Assuming you have cooked quinoa and dressing on hand – which I always do!)

What are your favorite summer meals?

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Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Feta and Pine Nuts

Rating: 51

Yield: 4 servings (as lunch, 6 as a side dish)

Serving Size: 181g

Calories per serving: 341

Fat per serving: 17.6g

Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Feta and Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach, chopped fine
  • 6 ounces feta, crumbled
  • 1 small red onion, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar Dressing (use this one, this one, this one or bottled) - more to taste
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine quinoa, spinach, feta, red onion and basil. Toss with dressing and top with pine nuts to serve.

Notes

Servings 4, Serving Size 181g, Calories 341, Fat 17.6g, Carbohydrates 32.8g, Protein 15g, Cholesterol 38mg, Sodium 533mg, Potassium 727mg, Fiber 5.1g, Sugars 3.1g, WW Pts 9

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  • John Hartil

    Always on the look out for salad ideas and this does look rather tasty