Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...
Pomegranate dressing, crisp apples and maple-roasted Brussels sprouts pack this quinoa salad with fall flavor
Quinoa is a healthy staple in the vegetarian and vegan diets, but it’s also great in many different dishes no matter what your diet. Full of protein and nutrients, it's no wonder quinoa has become such a popular ingredient in our kitchens.
Quinoa can be used in soups, stews, casseroles and even salads, making it so versatile. In this autumn-inspired salad, I cooked quinoa in vegetable broth (for a little more flavor) and, while still warm, tossed it with fresh spinach, maple-roasted Brussels sprouts and crunchy apples. I also added in pecans for an earthy flavor and feta for a bit of tang.
Quinoa panzanella salad with roasted Brussels sprouts and apples recipe
This salad makes an excellent side dish next to grilled meats or as a healthy vegetarian entrée. Served warm, it's a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a salad in the fall.