I'm not much of a salad person. I've never found raw green veggies that appealing, and would much rather eat them cooked. At least that was until I found out salad doesn't have to only consist of raw green vegetables. Salad can contain grains, fruit, beans, pasta, almost anything you can imagine, and still be labeled a salad! Amazing, huh!? Now I guess I can say I like salads. Gasp, I never thought I'd ever write that.
My favorite, and super duper healthy, sald that contains spinach, mushroom, and red quinoa is this Spinach Mushroom and Scarlet Quinoa salad. Ha, this was such a hard decision, choosing from the many dish I had containing specifically those ingredients. :)
I love the flavor and texture of the red quinoa, and doesn't scarlet quinoa make is sound so fancy shmancy? Anyways, I find black and normal quinoa slightly too bitter for my taste, and instead use the scarlet quinoa. The mushrooms and spinach and some contrasting colors to the red, I mean, scarlet quinoa.
from Milk 'N Cookiezzz
Yield: 2 servings
1/2 cup red quinoa
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon mirin
2 large handful spinach, washed
3/4 cup mushrooms, about 6 or so, washed
1. In a medium sauce pan combine chicken broth and mirin. Stir in quinoa and heat, simmering about 15 minutes, or until white rings are visible.
2. Stir in mushrooms and spinach, cook until tender and done