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Citrus, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad

Serves 4 to 6

Total Time
20 mins

Still-warm quinoa gives off just enough heat to barely wilt the spinach in this side-dish salad.

Citrus, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
 1/2 cup quinoa
  Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  Pinch of pepper
 6 ounces baby spinach
 1/4 cup sliced green onions
 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Step 1

Cook quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile, whisk together zest, juice, oil, chile flakes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach and onions. Mix in warm quinoa and sprinkle top of salad with feta.

Step 2

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 169Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.4g13%

Saturated Fat 2.3g12%
Cholesterol 8.3mg3%
Sodium 294mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%

Dietary Fiber 3.8g16%
Protein 5.5g11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.