Quinoa Spinach Salad

Quinoa Spinach Salad

This quinoa spinach salad is loaded with fall favorites like butternut squash, chopped apples and quinoa. It’s is packed with nutrition and flavor. You’ll love the apple cider vinegar tahini dressing! 

Hi friends. How’s your Sunday going? We’ve spent most of the morning gearing up for a hurricane. … we went to Whole Foods for a few pantry staples; Lowe’s for a new flashlight and 711 for ice. I’m really hoping the storm creates less damage than what the meteorologists are predicting, but it’s always good to be prepared.

In other news, I’ve been getting super excited about pumpkin recipes lately. I’m truly sorry if you hate pumpkin. Not only are you missing out on a boatload of nutritional benefits, but I just noticed that all the recipes I posted recently have pumpkin in them, even these healthy apple cinnamon muffins. Like I said, I’ve been on a bit of a pumpkin kick… but you’ll be happy to know that today I have a pumpkin-less recipe that features more fall produce favorites — butternut squash, apples and greens. I’ve been eating these things separately or in other dishes, but finally decided to throw them all together for a tasty salad.

Hearty fall salads are seriously the best! In this Quinoa Spinach Salad, the roasted butternut squash makes it sweet and satisfying, while the apple and pepitas add a nice crunch. Quinoa adds some staying power and the spinach nourishes the body in a way that no other food (besides other leafy greens) can. If you like my garlicky kale salad, you’ll love this one because the dressing is…

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