Naked Recipe: Quinoa Pear Pecan Salad
This is an easy yet full of protein recipe suitable for anyone! Enjoy!
Chefs’ Note: If you suffer from heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or have a nut allergy, skip the pecans!
Recipe developed by the Naked Food Chefs.
Yield: Serves 2 as a meal.
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 organic pear, sliced thin
1 cup organic spinach, washed
½ cup raw pecans
½ cup of berries of your choice (We used red currant)
1 cinnamon stick
In medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of quinoa, cinnamon stick, and 2 cups of water to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the quinoa ‘tail’ is visible and the water is absorbed. Let sit covered for 5 minutes and fluff with fork. In a glass bowl, mix in quinoa, spinach, and pear slices. Serve and top with berries and pecans.