September 18 2018
This is basically a one-dish meal—every ingredient you need can be tended in just one pan.
These easy-to-knock-out weeknight salad recipes are designed to fit in with your busy schedule and your nutrition plan, while featuring in-season, nutrient-rich fruit in a savory fashion.
Packed with complete protein, quinoa is an ideal replacement when you don’t have the time or desire to prepare an animal protein. Plus, cherries have a list of performance boosters for athletes, such as decreasing muscle soreness, reducing inflammation and promoting sleep (via melatonin), making them ideal for dinnertime.
Cook quinoa with ¼ teaspoon salt, according to the instructions on the package. Once cooked, spread onto a baking sheet to cool. In a bowl, toss the quinoa with the rest of the ingredients and the lemon vinaigrette, to taste. Serve over the spinach.
Make a larger batch and store in the fridge up to two weeks, if desired.
In a blender, combine all ingredients until incorporated.