Healthy Quinoa Salad


The first time I tried this salad, I was in heaven!  It was so good, I went back for seconds.  So if you’d like to taste a little bit of heaven, please give this recipe a try.  You will not be disappointed.



Quinoa Salad

Makes 6 servings



1 1/2 cup quinoa

2 1/2 cup vegetable broth

1 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced and divided

6 cups baby spinach

3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes

1 can (14 ounce) artichoke hearts, chopped

2 avocados, cubed

1/2 cup basil pesto*



In a medium sauce pan heat oil, add garlic and cook for 1 minute, add quinoa and cook until lightly toasted.  Add broth and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.   Completely cool.  In bowl combine cooled quinoa, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and avocados. Lightly toss with basil pesto and serve.


*We used ready-made basil pesto sauce from Costco.



Quinoa salad