We love the way the quinoa got all happily mixed up with the spinach, and the way it coated the little bites of goat cheese… incredible!
Adding quinoa to this salad makes it more substantial and filling, since quinoa is a high-protein grain. If you enjoy eating salads for lunch, this one is a great option. You can even make it a day or two ahead. Wait until right before serving to add the dressing to keep the salad crisp and fresh. You can keep the apple slices fresh for a few days by tossing them with a little bit of lemon juice.
For a spring menu replace apple with strawberries.