In this blog, I wanted to share my recipe for some warm quinoa, spinach, tomato and feta salad. It is easy to make and a favorite of mine. This recipe includes some healthy vegetables and spices, which promote vitality and contain some anti-inflammatory properties. It also includes avocados, which have feel good-fats your body needs to move and function properly. In addition, it includes the ancient grain, quinoa, which is considered a super-food. Quinoa not only has a number of healthful vitamins, but includes a healthy dose of fiber and is rich in protein, which helps sustain energy. If you are looking to plan a meal, you might want to give this recipe a try. It is easy to prepare, wholesome and delicious.
Warm Quinoa, Spinach, Tomato & Feta Salad
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 or 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 6-8 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 handful feta cheese crumbles (1/8 cup feta cheese, approximately)
- 1/2 avocado cut in to pieces
- cajun seasoning
- soy sauce or coconut aminos
Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with olive oil.
Add the spinach, onion, and garlic. Stir on medium heat, until the onion begins to brown and the spinach is slightly wilted. Sprinkle the top with the turmeric and Cajun seasoning. Stir in the quinoa with the warm with the vegetables. Add the tomatoes and stir, until they are just warm. Spoon the salad on a plate. Add the feta cheese and avocado pieces on the top of the salad. Sprinkle with a little coconut aminos or soy sauce, if desired and serve warm.
Note: You may also add black beans, chick peas, or another vegetable to the mix to make it your own.
P.S. You can find this recipe, as well as other healthy recipes in my new book, Wholey Cow A Simple Guide To Eating And Living, which is available on Amazon.