I originally shared this recipe back in May of 2011 – and it’s still one of my favorite quinoa salads. My friend Monica made it at a playdate and it was the first time I’d ever had quinoa – I was instantly hooked.
If you’re a Costco shopper – you can get most all of these ingredients at a great price there. Trader Joe’s is another great option.
- Prepare 1 cup quinoa, then chill for an hour (make quinoa in a rice cooker!)
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ⅓ cup pistachios
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- 1½ packed cups arugula
- Add salt to taste
- Add more of what you like, less of what you don’t. I would recommend buying a good quality balsamic vinegar as it’s the primary flavor in your salad. You can substitute spinach if that’s your thing.
This is a good salad for a potluck, you could have the ingredients made up ahead of time and then you toss it all together. It’s a pretty salad, so you’ll get some oohs and ahhs, and probably some yums!
Do you have a favorite soup or salad?