Mediterranean Spinach Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

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Happy Monday!!!  🙂  I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing weekend.  I have a super delicious and extremely healthy SALAD for you to start your week off with!!!   I’ve had this salad on repeat in my house for the last 2 weeks.  I can’t stop eating it… I love it so much!!!  It’s a perfect “Meatless Monday” dinner… or a perfect lunch throughout the week.  Should you want a little meat on yours it would be a simple week night dinner that would seriously take very little time preparing.  We eat a ton of quinoa around here.  It’s a healthy grain that is so versatile and tastes good in just about anything.  I’m always searching for new ways to use quinoa in recipes.  I love it so much better than rice… AND…. it’s so good in helping to keep you full longer – which is always a good thing!  😉  Now, go make this salad and make your tummy happy!

I also have another salad that’s similar to this one if you’re a BEET lover like me! Click here !!!

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Mediterranean Spinach Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Servings: 4 side salads or 2 big dinner salads
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Super Delicious and Healthy Summertime Salad.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked organic quinoa
  • 3 – 4 cups chopped organic spinach
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 purple onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • a handful of chopped parsley
  • feta sprinkled all over the top – should you please!

Lemon Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup organic olive oil
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced (optional)
  • salt and pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Throw ALL of the salad ingredients EXCEPT for the feta into a big mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the Lemon Vinaigrette ingredients together in a small bowl – then pour over the salad ingredients.
  3. Divide the salad into bowls and garnish with the feta cheese.
  4. If you’re making this for an entree salad, add a protein on top for a perfect and healthy dinner!

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