Go green: A winter salad gets warmed up (and protein-boosted) with toasted quinoa.

Lisa Leake


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Make dressing: Combine all ingredients in a jar, screw on lid, and shake vigorously until well combined (or use an immersion blender). Shake again just before using.

  • Make salad: Cook quinoa according to package directions. Position a rack in top third of oven and preheat broiler to high. Spread cooked quinoa on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast quinoa under broiler, stirring occasionally and checking frequently, until it begins to crisp and turn golden brown around edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool. Place lettuce in a large salad bowl. Add quinoa, oranges, avocado, scallions, and dressing. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.


From 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous by Lisa Leake. Copyright © 2016 by Lisa Leake.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; fat 19g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterolmg; fiber 7g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 33g; sodium 300mg; iron 2mg; calcium 64mg.