One great thing about summer around here is that fresh fruit is both delicious and cheap! I love adding fresh fruit to my lunches to give it a nice tropical taste. This Cherry and Spinach Quinoa Salad has a ton of fresh fruits and veggies in it, and it’s easy to put together!

I use the Chef’n Emulstir to mix the dressing – this is a kitchen item I highly recommend and use often. It makes making your dressing so easy!

 

Cherry Spinach Quinoa Salad
Cherry Spinach Quinoa Salad

Cherry Spinach Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

Ingredients

    Salad
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves, sliced
  • 2 cups cherries, sliced into quarters
  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple chunks
  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries or cranberries
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 3 T honey
  • 3 T orange juice, plus the juice from the pineapple chunks – about 8 T

Instructions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar or dressing mixer and mix well.
  2. Combine all of the salad ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Add the salad dressing to taste (I used about half) and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve at room temperature.
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