This is a great option to a traditional lettuce salad. It is filling and good for you! You can substitute ranch dressing for different dressing of your choice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover and allow to cool, about 30 minutes.

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  • Toss quinoa, spinach, hard-boiled eggs, walnuts, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl until combined. Top with ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fat 23.6g; cholesterol 135.3mg; sodium 338.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Easy and good. I added 2 tsp of chicken bouillon to the water the quinoa was cooked in and used coleslaw dressing instead of ranch. I also added some chopped dried cranberries for color and another flavor layer. Read More
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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2016
This is a good and healthy basic salad. I didnt have any walnuts on hand so I substituted pecans but otherwise I followed the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
Easy and good. I added 2 tsp of chicken bouillon to the water the quinoa was cooked in and used coleslaw dressing instead of ranch. I also added some chopped dried cranberries for color and another flavor layer. Read More
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