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Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

  1. Lettuce: (3 leaves)

  2. Spinach leaves: 1 cup

  3. Kale: 1-2 stems chopped

  4. Cucumber: 1 sliced

  5. Cherry tomatoes: 4 sliced in half. 

  6. Apple: 1, diced in small peaces

  7. Feta cheese crumbles: 1/4 cup

  8. Crushed walnuts: 1/4 cup

  9. Cooked quinoa: 1/2 cup

  10. Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

  11. Lime juice: 1/2 fresh lime squeezed

  12. 2% Greek yogurt: 1 tablespoon

  13. Salt: 1 teaspoon

  14. Pepper: 1 teaspoon

Instructions:

  1. Bring 1.5 cups water to a boil, add quinoa, and simmer until all the water has evaporated (about 15-20 minutes). Add 1/2 tablespoon butter and mix well. 

  2. Transfer quinoa to a plastic container and let cool. Put cover on container and place in the lunch box.

  3. In a large plastic container, mix all other ingredients together and cover with lid. 

  4. For lunch, heat the quinoa in the microwave for one minute and then add to your salad bowl. 

  5. Enjoy. 

Note: You can make all of this the night before and store in the fridge. So when it comes time to go to work in the morning, you just transfer it to your lunch box. You can even make a big batch for multiple meals.  

 

You can also replace the quinoa with any whole grain such as farro or barely or replace it with a legume such as 1/2 can of Garbanzo beans. 

This is Babak's go to lunch. He mixes it up by using different vegetables and green leaves, sometimes just using any left overs.