Healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland! Fresh, bright flavors are mixed together for the perfect light dinner or lunch!
Happiest of Mondays to you! I bring you my new favorite meal. It’s protein packed and filled with flavor.
I pulled this salad together over the weekend and enjoyed leftovers for lunch the next day (plus more for today!) It kept me full for hours after the gym; I cleaned the house, started a backlog of recipes and took the boys for a walk.
This hearty salad has so much going on; each bite you get a little something different! The base for this salad is the super-healthy quinoa. I’m a BIG fan of quinoa because it’s incredibly simple to make and extremely versatile. Stay tuned for more recipes in the coming weeks!
You’ll need about 2 cups of cooked quinoa. If you’ve never cooked it before, don’t get nervous, I have a step-by-step post that will so you just how simple it really is!
Toss together all the fixings (am I the only one that says that?), whisk together the dressing, gently mix. That’s it! So many bright flavors! You can even toss in some grilled chicken for more protein!
This recipes made enough for me to enjoy for a few days. You can either eat it alone, add it in a salad or serve it up with some roasted veggies. I love it right out of the refrigerator cold! The quinoa soaks up the dressing making the flavor more pronounced. (YESSS!) It’s the perfect made-ahead meal.
Enjoy this loaded quinoa salad as a wonderful, gluten free option in your dinner rotation.
Now for some cake batter funfetti fudge for dessert!
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