1 handful fresh spinach*
1/2 cup cooked quinoa*
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts*
2 tablespoons dried cranberries*
1/4 cup Mandarin oranges
balsamic dressing (see recipe below)
1. Place spinach in bottom of bowl. Top with warmed quinoa (that's what makes the spinach wilt), walnuts, cranberries and oranges. Drizzle with balsamic dressing, top with salt and pepper if desired.
Balsamic Dressing: This is just a basic oil and vinegar dressing. You'll want 1 part vinegar to 3 parts olive oil*, add some salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
I love this dressing with my flavored vinegars and oils I received from my dad and step mom for Christmas. They are so awesome. If you are looking for some great oils and vinegars check out O Olive Oil.