Hi all– in the middle of all this holiday eating, sometimes you just have to stop and say a salad is all we need for dinner. It happened to us last Sunday– no big Sunday lunch. A salad was quite enough. And this one is satisfying enough to feel like a real meal.
QUINOA AVAOCADO GARBANZO SALAD
4 cups greens
1 cup quinoa
1 14 oz. can garbanzos, rinsed
1 avocado, cut in chunks
1 navel orange, cut in segments
1/2 cup almonds, cut in half
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tab. orange chanpagne vinegar* (or cider vinegar)
1 tsp. seedy mustard
1 tab. honey
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Layer all the salad ingredients on a ample plate. Shake together the dressing ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid until they are completely blended. Add the dressing to the salad just before you are ready to serve it up.
makes 2 full lunch servings