Arugula and quinoa salad

Mar 5, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ET

This quinoa salad is packed with protein, iron and amino acids, making it a perfect choice for a light but hearty lunch.

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Quick and easy lunch

This quinoa salad is packed with protein, iron and amino acids, making it a perfect choice for a light but hearty lunch.

arugula and quinoa salad

Quinoa mixes well with a variety of ingredients to make quick-and-easy salads. Toss in other produce or nuts to customize this recipe to suit your own tastes.

Arugula and quinoa salad recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups arugula (or spring greens), chopped if leaves are large
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the first 6 ingredients together.
  2. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

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