Chopped Spinach Winter Salad

Serves 4 Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min

This Chopped Spinach Winter Salad is a healthy, flavorful side dish. You will especially love the freshly made cranberry and orange vinaigrette!

Ingredients

    Salad

    • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked to directions
    • 3 cups spinach, chopped
    • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
    • 11 oz. canned mandarin oranges, drained
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
    • 1/8 cup pecans, chopped

    Dressing

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/3 cup fresh cranberries
    • 1 mandarin orange zested
    • juice from one mandarin orange
    • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

    Directions

    1. Cook quinoa according to package directions (about 15 minutes); drain and cool about 15 minutes
    2. While cooking quinoa, chop spinach (I removed stems)
    3. To make dressing, combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until really smooth
    4. Divide spinach on 4 plates and divide other ingredients by fourths on each plate
    5. Drizzle with the dressing (you will probably have some leftover)
    6. Enjoy!

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