Spinach Quinoa Salad

With just seven ingredients, it has the best mix of flavors and textures, all tossed with a lemony yogurt dressing (which can be dairy-free!). It's simple, savory, satisfying, & delish!

- quinoa - spinach leaves - tart cherries - cucumber - chickpeas


"REALLY like this recipe! Super easy and tastes great. Go figure something healthy is this easy and tastes good."

- Brenda

In a small saucepan, place a heaping 1/2 cup quinoa and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil.

In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.

Over medium-high heat, sauté almonds in a dry saucepan until lightly toasted, stirring frequently so as not to burn any, about 5 minutes.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat, add olive oil to coat the pan, add chickpeas, sprinkle generously with kosher salt, and sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until warm and slightly crisp.

In a large bowl, add all the ingredients: quinoa, spinach, chickpeas, almonds, spinach, cherries, and cucumber. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Hi! It’s me, Karen, the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family! A mom of a celiac child and cooking gluten-free food & developing recipes for nearly 14 years.