Quinoa with Orange-Lime Vinaigrette

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I'm crazy for quinoa! And this zesty take on it, makes for a perfect meal! It started out as the trendy new-kid-on-the-block, but quickly found a permanent place on our list of superfood faves. We still can’t get over how versatile, nutritious, and clean-your-plate delicious quinoa can be. If you’re a Tone It Up Nutrition Plan member — look to your plan to find more exclusive & tasty recipes along with what meals this nutty ‘grain’ is perfect for!

What You'll Need

Quinoa:
1 cup dried Quinoa
3 cups baby Spinach
5 Mint leaves, chopped
1 apricots, diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 cup almonds
2 tablespoons currants
1 shallots, diced
sea salt, to taste
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon coconut oil

orange-lime vinaigrette:
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/4 cup orange zest
Pinch white pepper
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil

What You'll Need To Know

1. Combine 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15-20 minutes.

2. Over low to medium heat, heat the coconut oil on a skillet and sautee the shallots until translucent. Add in the apricot and spinach and cook until leaves are tender. Once cooked, remove from heat.

3. In a small bowl, add in the ingredients for the orange-lime vinaigrette and whisk together.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients, and orange-lime vinaigrette and mix together.

4. Divide evenly between 4 bowls.