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Uncle Ben's Spinach, Almond, and Clementine 5 Grain Quinoa Salad

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Spinach, Almond, and Clementine 5 Grain Quinoa Salad

recipes:
  • Flavored Grains
  • 5 - 15 MIN
  • Nutritious Start
  • 15 - 30 MIN
  • Salads
  • Vegetarian
  • Stovetop
Uncle Ben's Spinach, Almond, and Clementine 5 Grain Quinoa Salad
  • Servings
    4
  • Prep
    15m
  • Cook
    15m
  • Total
    30m
  • Fresh

    Fresh

About This Dish

Dried cranberries, dijon mustard, and clementines come together with tender baby spinach to give this beautiful salad a sweet and tangy boost. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 clementines, peeled and separated into segments
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package UNCLE BEN'S® Grain Medley, Quinoa Pilaf
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)

Tip: Add cooked, sliced chicken breast for added protein if desired.

Instructions

  1. Prepare quinoa pilaf according to package directions. Spread into thin layer on baking sheet and refrigerate for about 15 minutes or until cooled completely.
  2. Toss quinoa pilaf with baby spinach, avocado, cranberries and clementines.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, mustard, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat.
  4. Garnish with toasted almonds, and goat cheese (if using).  

Nutrition

Amount per serving (4 total)

Calories: 330
Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat:
Trans Fat:
Sodium: 760mg
Carbohydrates: 47g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 10g
Protein: 7g
 
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