Recipe of the Week- The Warm Triple Green Quinoa Salad

Let’s shake up lunch this week by fancifying your standard cold salad.  It is winter, well in most states it is winter (Cali is a warm 80), and who really wants to eat cold food when it is cold out?  So I created this warm triple green quinoa salad to keep your nutrition high, your insides warm and your taste buds excited!

Ingredients-

  • 2 c kale, chopped
  • 2 c spinach, chopped
  • 1 c broccoli, choppedTheGreens
  • 1 c tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 c cooked quinoaTouch of Color
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2-1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp crumbled goat cheese

Directions-

  1. In a large skillet heat in olive oil and shallot to medium until shallot is soft.
  2. Add basil, oregano, black pepper and broccoli to skillet.  Mix thoroughly and cook 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add spinach, kale and tomatoes.  Mix thoroughly, reduce heat to low, cover and cook 5-7 minutes until greens have softened.
  4. Add quinoa.  Mix thoroughly and cook an additional 2 minutes uncovered.  Just to warm the quinoa.
  5. Serve up and top with goat cheese.  Or put in a Tupperware for lunch this week!  Warm3GrnQuinoaSalad
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