2cupswashed and cleaned Assorted chopped greens / spring mix
1cupchopped fresh apples
¼cupraisins / dried cranberries
2tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
1tablespoonwater if needed
Salt to taste
Pinchof black pepper or to taste
Cook quinoa according to the package.
In a small bowl just mix everything mentioned for the dressing .
In a big mixing bowl throw in the spring mix , add in quinoa and the other toppings mentioned.
Spoon in the dressing as desired.
Adjust the lemon or salt if needed.
Top with slices of apples.
If you are not using pre rinsed quinoa do rinse it well before cooking. You can cook quinoa on the stove top or pressure cooker . Make a big batch of quinoa and make this or any other salad in a flash. Cooked quinoa stays well in the fridge for 6-10 days. You can use soy , greek yogurt or yogurt of your choice . Add in a teaspoon or two water if dressing seems thick to adjust to your preference . Leftover dressing if any can be refrigerated up to 2 days. You may sub quinoa with your choice of grains too. I have used baby arugula , baby spinach and lettuce as greens . Use any of your choice.