Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Say goodbye to boring salads and a big hello to this Spinach & Quinoa Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette!

This flavorful, nutritious mix is equally at home as the first course of a high-end, holiday dinner party, or as a workday lunch at the office – inevitably drawing the envy of your coworkers. 😎

No matter the context, this salad will leave you satiated, energized, and wanting seconds!

Ingredients:

– 2 Cups Cooked Tricolor Quinoa

– 4 Cups Fresh Spinach

– 1 Pear, diced

– 1 Apple (diced)

– 1 Blood Orange (peeled and diced)

– 1/3 Cup Slivered Almonds

– 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Arils

– 1/4 Cup Sliced Scallions

Dressing:


– 2 Tbsp Big Horn Blood Orange Olive Oil


– 2 tbsp Big Horn Cascadian Wild Raspberry, Cara Cara Orange, or Grapefruit Balsamic Vinegar

– 1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder or 1 Small Clove (minced)

– Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Directions:

Step 1: Whisk dressing ingredients together. Adjust seasonings per preference; set aside.

Step 2: Stack spinach leaves together in “stacks”.

Step 3: Thinly slice spinach to create shredded greens.

Step 4: In a large bowl, combine spinach, fruit, quinoa, and almonds.

Step 5: Pour ½ of dressing over top and toss well to combine. Add additional dressing as desired and enjoy immediately.

Recipe and picture: @compstonkitchen