Quinoa, Spinach, Walnut and Cranberry salad

Quinoa is great to use in salads. It is fluffier and lighter tasting than many other whole grains. It is also gluten free. I like my salads to contain greens, and this one does. This salad travels well and it only takes a few minutes to make if you have the quinoa precooked, so it makes a great salad to take to work for lunch. 

quinoa spinach walnut and cranberry salad I don't like to be long winded for such a simple recipe, so here it is:

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (approximately 1/4 cup dry)
  • 1 cup chopped spinach (or use a spinach and baby kale mix)
  • handful of chopped walnuts
  • handful of dried cranberries
  • sprig of fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • splash of orange juice
  • splash of olive oil

 

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