I am making a super food salad for dinner tonight. And for those of you who like fruit on your salad, this is right up your alley!
Roughly 3 cups of baby spinach
1 cup cooked quinoa [1/2 c. dry]
1 diced gala apple [skinned], chopped into bite size pieces
1 cup diced pears [skinned if using fresh], or what I used: 2 of the individual cups of Del Monte diced pears. Reserve the liquid.
1/2 c. Italian Feta aka Ricotta Salata
In a large bowl or container, combine all above ingredients and toss well.
Use the carafe that I mentioned before in a previous post. The kind you can buy in your salad dressing aisle.
1/2 c. pear juice, or the reserved liquid from the individual cups of diced pears
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 c olive oil
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp honey
Combine all ingredients in the carafe and shake to incorporate.
This makes 4-6 servings of salad. The dressing will last up to a week in the fridge.
Thanks for reading and happy eating!