Fresh Spinach Tomato Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

by Phoebe Green
Spinach Tomato Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

I love that quinoa is very versatile and can be used in many ways. I used to go to this healthy cafe near my work once or twice a week, and the only thing I would order was their goat cheese quinoa salad, which was delicious. After a while, though I felt it was costly for its size and ingredients, I decided to make my own Spinach Tomato Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad. I’m happy that I pretty much nailed it on my first try, and I am happier knowing that I didn’t have to spend a lot of money to make it.

Spinach Tomato Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Fresh Spinach Tomato Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Phoebe GreenPhoebe Green
This spinach tomato goat cheese quinoa salad is a recent attempt to imitate the quinoa salad I get from my local restaurant. Check out the easy recipe here.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 ounces goat cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Combine raw quinoa and water in a saucepan and heat until boiling. Then cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • While quinoa is boiling, grate the garlic.
  • When quinoa is ready and still hot, add the garlic and mix to cook the garlic.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
  • Add more ingredients that you like (feta cheese, olives, etc.).
  • The quinoa will cool down, and you’re ready to serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 442mgPotassium: 373mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1177IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
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