The combination of flavors is very palate pleasing.
Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach
This spicy salad with little jewels of dried apricot in the mix would be welcome at lunch or a simple weekday dinner. You can prepare the salad and dressing ahead of time.
6 Reviews for Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach
This is one of the best salads I have ever eaten. I want to eat primarily vegetarian but have alwasy found the recipes to be bland. This has inspired me to seek out more vegetarian dishes that are as flavorful as this. I agree with other reviewers: The dressing makes it!!!
My Mom, husband & I loved this recipe. I used chicken broth instead of water, sauteed the red onion with the garlic & used golden raisens instead of apricots. Did not use quite so much spinach & put a little extra honey in the dressing. Topped with toasted walnuts instead of almonds. This really is a great quinoa recipe! We loved it!
I pretty much made the quinoa as written except used chicken broth instead of water to cook it, did not use almonds, and used 3 green onions instead of a small onion. I placed a half cup of quinoa (without dressing) on a half cup of spinach and 10 halved grape tomatoes. I put 2 Tbsp. dressing on each portion (made 6). I calculated each portion was only 175 cals and it is so so good! The dressing makes it. Thanks.
I made this recipe for the first time 2 years ago when introduced to it by a friend and fell in love! It's so easy, so tasty, and very good for you. The measurements for the most part seem to work. I do agree about 8 cups being a bit much and I also only use 1/2 a red onion (it can be overpowering with the whole), but after awhile you can just eyeball everything to your liking and it will work out just fine. Sometimes I use mixed greens with spinach for variety, but that's more of a preference thing. I've also added red quinoa to the mix, which also worked out well. I also don't use all of the dressing, but will sometimes use it with leftovers to moisten the quinoa mixture -- again, that's just preference. All in all, it's definitely a favorite in our household and a perfect summertime salad. Enjoy!