But hey, let's not give all of the credit to quinoa in this salad. Spinach is a super-food in its own right too! It contains more nutrients per calorie than any food on Earth, and is extremely rich in anti-oxidents. It also gives you 35% of your daily recommended iron all in one cup, which is important to me because my body runs really low on iron, borderline anemic actually. I always try to cram spinach into as many foods as possible, whether it's a pasta sauce or an omelette.
Avocado also happens to be my absolute favourite salad ingredient, and grapefruit is my current favourite fruit, so really when I saw this recipe on Pinterest it made me very, very excited, and I knew I had to make it.
If you like quinoa like I do (which is a lot), you could always check out these great recipes too:
Spinach Quinoa Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado
- 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 Ruby Red grapefruits
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons shallots, finely minced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 4 ounces baby spinach
- 1 avocado, diced
Rinse quinoa, and placed into a small pot with 2/3 cup water.
In a medium bowl toss the spinach, quinoa, grapefruit, and vinaigrette until well combined. Add the avocado pieces, and serve. Enjoy the healthy goodness!
Recipe Source: Skinny Taste
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