Winter Creamy Spinach Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup Cooked Grain like wheat berry, barley, brown rice, faro, etc.
  • 2 cups Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 2 cups Washed Baby Spinach
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Nectar or Honey
  • 1/4 cup Golden Rasins
  • 1/4 cup Pecan Pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Pickled Red Onions *see recipe
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Cinnamon Dressing *see recipe

Directions

Step 1
Pickled Red Onions:
½ each – red onion, sliced
1 cup – seasoned rice vinegar
¼ cup – granulated sugar

Combine ingredients and let sit for at least 1 hour, overnight if possible.
Step 2
Creamy Cinnamon Dressing:
¼ cup – orange juice
1 Tbs – apple cider vinegar
2 tsp – minced shallot or 1 smashed garlic clove
2 cups – vegenaise or mayonnaise
1/8 tsp – ground cinnamon
Pinch black pepper and allspice

Whisk all ingredients except vegenaise or mayonnaise together and let sit for 30 minutes. If using the garlic, remove garlic. Slowly whisk into vegenaise or mayonnaise until it becomes a thick dressing.
Step 3
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together including the pickled red onions. Adjust flavor with agave nectar and salt. Toss with Creamy Cinnamon Dressing.

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