Still-warm quinoa gives off just enough heat to barely wilt the spinach in this side-dish 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
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.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.
Amount Per Serving
Calories169Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value *
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.