Hot Quinoa and Spinach Salad

Ok, so here is one that I totally made up.  I love it and make it for lunch lots but you may hate it so if so sorry!!!  I never do this make up your own recipe thing.  This one came about because I was looking for something yummy yet healthy to make that still tasted like comfort food.  For me this one does it.  Also was limited to what I had in the kitchen, and frankly the large box of baby spinach was looking like it was going to go off soon so in it went.  You can eat this as a side but I usually make it my whole meal for a few days in the week when I make this recipe.  I can get three lunches for me out of the recipe – of course the hubby and child wont go anywhere near it. Its way WAY too green.  Full of Calcium, protein and other amazing stuff…

So here is the Recipe:

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups of water

1 large box of fresh baby spinach

1-2 chicken breast or even better: left over roasted chicken from grocery store/Costco

1-2 avocados

Siracha sauce for taste (I use rooster sauce)

Salt to taste

Cook quinoa in water according to directions and set aside.  In a large bowl of a food processor puree all spinach, avocado and chicken and mix together well.  Place quinoa and spinach/chicken mixture into a large mixing bowl and mix together until uniform colour.  Add Siracha sauce and/or salt to taste.  Serve warm – does well heating up in the microwave and will store for a few days in the fridge. Also freezes well in batches.


Hope you like it – I do – Made it last week!