I finally did it, I cooked red quinoa at home! It’s been on my “to-do” list for quite some time. HA! I decided to mix whatever ingredients I had in the fridge and ended up with this tasty salad for dinner. It was definitely inspired by different quinoa salads I’ve had out and about. One of my favorite ones is from Mendecino Farms! You must go there. Anyways back to the recipe… I mixed ingredients from a few different ones I’ve had and ended up with this recipe to share with you! I’m no expert so feel free to add and replace ingredients as you please.
- 1 Cup of Quinoa
- 2 cups of Spinach
- 2 green onions (chopped)
- 1 can of beets (8oz)
- 1/4 of red onion (chopped)
- 3 ounces of goat cheese (my fave)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil and pepper for dressing (to taste)
- Sliced almonds (to taste)
Here is what you do! Cook the quinoa following your package instructions and set aside. In a bowl toss all other ingredients. Once the quinoa is done add your olive oil and pepper to taste. Finish up with the goat cheese and toss some more. As a special touch I added some sliced almonds for texture and it was amazing. Enjoy!