Thursday, 4 April 2013

Quick Quinoa and Arugula Salad

Spring is finally making an appearance around these parts. What better to get into the spring spirit than with a delicious - and healthy! - spring salad.

Quinoa is so good for you! The arugula gives this salad an extra bit of flavour.

This salad can be served warm or cold; if you want it warm, just cook the vegetables lightly over the stove for a minute or two before mixing everything together.

(Sorry about the picture quality.)  


1 cup quinoa, cooked
1 1/2 cups trimmed arugula
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese


1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.

2. Combine quinoa and the next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well.

3. Combine vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle vinegar mixture over quinoa mixture; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

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  1. this looks delish!!! Salad is always a favorite during I want one!

  2. I love when people take the time to make nice salads instead of just pouring salad dressing on lettuce and calling it done. come to my house and make this for me. pleeeaaase.

  3. Yum!! I really love quinoa and this sounds so healthy & delicious!

  4. this looks absolutely delicious!! yum!

  5. My husband and I have been super into quinoa lately, so we will have to give this a try!

  6. YUMMY!!! I am going to make it!

    thank you for posting this!

    ...did you change your blog layout!?!?

    regardless, I really like it!

  7. this looks great. i'm slowly getting into quinoa and learning more ways to make it would be great.

  8. Even with the picture quality, this looks like something I want to try really soon. It sounds delicious!!! :-)

  9. this looks so good and refreshing! glad to hear that it's warming up and feeling more and more like spring there! we are hoping for some nice weather in the next couple weeks!
    thank you so much for your well wishes, alex!!
    have a wonderful friday! xoxox

  10. Mmm this looks so good. It's so funny, I just had a quinoa salad the other day and was looking for a recipe! Thanks for posting

  11. I've got to try this! I love making big batches of veggie quinoa and I've started to like arugula just this past winter. Those flavors together sound great!


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