Saturday, December 25, 2010
Spinach + Quinoa Salad with Pears, Chickpeas and Pecans
'Tis the Season with warm, wintry flavors. I made this salad over the Thanksgiving weekend but it's festive enough to remain on your menu throughout the holidays. The bright cranberries adds a wonderful color, flavor and texture that compliments the nuttiness from the walnuts and protein punch from the quinoa and chickpeas. Drizzle with a maple vinaigrette for a seasonal touch. You could use pears or apples in this recipe- either one will work.