Looking for a fresh take on mixed greens? Our friends at EcoSalon shared this recipe for a healthy summer salad.
The arrival of summer means the arrival of bags of mixed salad greens at the farmers' market, or of course, your own from your garden. Instead of basing salad recipes off of them though, I like to throw them in as an extra addition to whatever I am making, a complement to the rest of the dish. That’s exactly what they are in this quinoa salad recipe.
Using both red and white quinoa you get a colorful salad that is full of omega 3s and hearty enough that you can eat it as the main dish. The dates and currants give it a sweeter flavor, which is perfect for warmer weather and a meal outside.
Summer Carrot and Date Quinoa Salad with Basil and Mustard Citrus Vinaigrette
Summer Carrot and Date Quinoa Salad
1/2 cup white quinoa
1/2 cup red quinoa
3 large carrots, chopped
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup currants
mixed salad greens
Basil and Mustard Citrus Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
juice of 1/2 an orange
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard