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Quinoa Tabbouleh Spinach Salad-Light yet filling salad great for lunch or dinner. Fresh vegetables, quinoa & baby spinach, topped with a vinaigrette is sure to please any non-salad lover. Great for make ahead meal. Weight Watcher friendly (7 SmartPoints).

Quinoa Tabbouleh Spinach Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Spinach Salad is the perfect light yet filling salad for lunch or dinner.  Fresh vegetables, mixed with fluffy quinoa and baby spinach, topped with a simple vinaigrette is sure to please any non-salad lover.  Great for make ahead lunch throughout the week! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Uncooked Quinoa
  • ½ Cup Parsley, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Mint, Chopped
  • ¼ Medium Red Onion
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Zest of Half Lemon
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Cups Baby Spinach
  • ¼ Cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette (Link to recipe in notes section)

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot, add uncooked quinoa and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • After quinoa has cooked, fluff with a fork and add to a large bowl.
  • Chop parsley, mint, and red onion then add to bowl with quinoa.
  • Remove seeds from tomatoes. To remove seeds from the tomatoes, lay tomato on a cutting board so the stem faces the side. Cut the tomato in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and liquid.
  • Chop tomatoes and add to large bowl with quinoa.
  • Cut cucumber in half and scoop out the seeds.
  • Chop cucumber into small pieces and add to bowl with quinoa.
  • Zest lemon and add to bowl with quinoa.
  • Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to bowl with quinoa.
  • Make Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette according to recipe instructions.

To Assemble Salad:

  • To a large serving bowl, add baby spinach, top with quinoa, pour dressing on top of quinoa, sprinkle with feta cheese, and garnish the top with parsley.

Notes

**Click here to follow the recipe instructions for Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette.**
This recipe is great for a make ahead meal! Just follow steps 1-10 and store in a Tupperware. Make the vinaigrette and store separately.
Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 4- (6 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 216 FAT: 7.7 SATURATED FAT: 1 CARBS: 28.9 FIBER: 3 SUGARS: 1.2 PROTEIN: 7.8