If you make a salad hearty enough, it will you fill you up for hours to come. Since I have been on a huge vegetable/greens and quinoa kick lately, I came up with this super tasty Hearty Greens & Quinoa Salad with the perfect gluten-free dressing to mix into the quinoa.
Ingredients (for main dish)
- “Green Goodies” (Choose the greens you like. I have collard greens and bok choy, and one other green that I’m not even sure what it is – just an awesome find from the farmer’s market!)
- Olive Oil
- Brussel Sprouts
- Grilled Chicken
Ingredients (for gluten-free quinoa dressing)
- Greek Yogurt
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Olive Oil
Saute the greens, olive oil and lemon in a pan. Take your time with it. Don’t burn them; just keep on slow and go!
Grill up your chicken.
Steam the broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and carrots.
And cook your quinoa (I used approximately 1 c. of quinoa for the dish -> use more or less depending on your preferences.)
Meanwhile, make the gluten-free quinoa dressing. Use 1-part Greek Yogurt with a hint of Unsweetened Almond Milk and 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil. Sprinkle in the Cilantro and Basil. Mix in a blender. (I use my Magic Bullet for this because it’s nice and small, with easy cleanup.)
Once the gluten-free quinoa dressing is done, mix it into the quinoa.
Layer your plate, starting from the lettuce on the bottom and working your way to the very top placing each item however you wish! Top it perfectly with some additional cilantro (if desired). I guarantee you will leave the table full!
Question: What do you like to do with “greens?” Which greens are your favorite?