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– Lewis Gizzard

Quinoa Spinach Salad
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  1. • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  2. • 2 cups water (or low sodium chicken broth)
  3. • 1 basket cherry tomatoes, quartered
  4. • 1 bunch fresh spinach, torn or sliced
  5. • Bragg Liquid Aminos, to taste, if desired
  6. • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dressing (shake ingredients together in a jar)
  1. • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  2. • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  3. • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Boil water (or low sodium chicken broth). Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse under cold water for 1 minute. Add quinoa to water, bring back to boil, reduce heat, and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Fluff when done. Put in a large bowl and allow to cool at least 5 minutes.
  2. Add spinach, tomatoes, and dressing. Gently toss ingredients together. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.
  3. If you have any leftover, this dish makes a great lunch for work or school the next day!
  1. NOTE FROM NANCY: Quinoa is the only grain that is a complete protein, containing all 8 amino acids. It is easy to cook (remember to rinse it before cooking). Quinoa is very digestible, which makes it an ideal food for little kids and older adults.
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