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Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Pomegranate and Persimmons

Persimmon pomegranate quinoa salad
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Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Pomegranate and Persimmons

Created by Wendy at Fit-and-Frugal.com Spinach Salad with Quinoa, Pomegranate and Persimmons is a salad that features Ancient Harvest quinoa with rich pomegranate and spinach.

Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 30

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 cup Ancient Harvest Traditional Quinoa
  • 1 (10 oz) package fresh baby spinach, washed
  • ½ small red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1 Fuyu persimmon, sliced
  • 1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Prepare dressing: in a small bowl, whisk all ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine quinoa, spinach, red onion, persimmon, pomegranate seeds, walnuts and goat cheese crumbles.
  4. Toss with vinaigrette prior to serving.
Servings: 6