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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quinoa Salad with Turkey

Quinoa Salad with Turkey

This colorful salad is packed with a variety of flavors and textures that kids find fun and tasty. The spinach can be torn and mixed into the salad or used whole as a bed.
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/3 cups quinoa
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded or julienned carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 1/2-lbs leftover cooked turkey torn into small pieces
  • 3 cups torn fresh baby spinach
  1. In a medium saucepan, cook quinoa as directed on package, except substitute 1/2 cup orange juice for the water and add 1/3 cup raisins. After cooking, fluff the quinoa with a fork and transfer the mixture to a large bowl to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup of orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and the pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil until it's well blended.
  3. Add the carrots, nuts, turkey, spinach, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the quinoa. Pour in the dressing and toss to mix. Makes 4 servings.

***Disclaimer for all the recipes I post: Unless otherwise stated, I am not calling any of these recipes "my own" as I have derived them from multiple unknown sources over the years.

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