Monday, October 5, 2015

Recipe: Quinoa Arugula Salad

This recipe is a slight variation of a recipe my Mom found on The Chew.  I wasn't a huge lover of arugula before trying this, but it is so good in it I love it!  I think my favorite part of the salad though is the dressing, it is kind of sweet, kind of tangy and has a mustardy taste to it - it's now one of my go to salad dressings.  I also want to try making just the quinoa and putting the dressing on it because I think that would be delicious too.  This salad is so light and fresh and goes great with chicken to make a very healthy dinner!

-2/3 cup dry quinoa
-1 cup arugula
-1/4 cup chickpeas
-1/2 red onion
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-1 lemon
-1 tsp. dijon mustard
-1 tsp. Stevia

-Rinse quinoa with cool water.
-Cook the quinoa: Place quinoa and 1 1/3 cups water in a pot.  Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cover the pot.  Allow the quinoa to cook covered for 20 minutes and then take off the stove.
-Drain the chickpeas.
-Dice the onion.
-Juice the lemon.
-Stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and Stevia.
-Combine the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, onion, arugula, and dressing in a bowl.
-Toss the salad to completely cover with dressing.

What's your favorite salad?

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  1. YUM! Anything with quinoa and I am hooked!

  2. Looks yummy and healthy! I've never had quinoa but it seems like the kind of thing that doesn't really stand out too much.

    The Closet by Christie

  3. This looks so yummy! Totally going to try!



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