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Layered Spinach and Quinoa Salad

Layered Spinach and Quinoa Salad recipe

This colorful salad is equally attractive and tasty whether assembled in layers in a clear glass bowl or simply tossed altogether. The combination of yogurt, cheese, vegetables and grains makes for a well-balanced vegetarian meal. Canola oil’s low saturated fat content keeps the dressing free-flowing in the refrigerator.





  1. For dressing: In glass jar or container with lid, shake together yogurt, canola oil, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
  2. For salad: In large bowl, toss spinach with 3 tablespoons of dressing and spoon into bottom of clear serving bowl. Sprinkle onions on top to form second layer of salad.
  3. In large bowl, combine quinoa with 3 tablespoons of dressing and spoon atop onion layer. Sprinkle tomatoes, feta and pumpkin seeds on top and drizzle with remaining dressing.
  4. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings; serving size: 1 cup (250 mL)

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories 280 Total Fat 17 g Saturated Fat 6 g Cholesterol 20 mg Carbohydrates 23 g Fiber 3 g Sugars 7 g Protein 10 g Sodium 440 mg Potassium 402 mg

Source: Patricia Chuey

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