Simple Quinoa Caprese Salad

Since January 1, 2015, my husband and I have been on a quest to achieve our best health EVER. We both want to lose weight, get stronger, and ultimately gain a higher energy level.

To conquer such a feat, we’ve needed to do an entire overhaul on our diet.

Trading out pizza and wings for whole grains and lean protein can be a daunting task. However, I’ve found several ways to make my food choices taste delicious.

Trying to lose weight? This simple and healthy Caprese Quinoa Salad is packed with flavor, fiber, and protein, so it's a great way to skirt around those pesky mid-afternoon cravings. And - this super simple salad recipe tastes delicious!

Today I’d like to share with you a go-to lunch option that you can make-ahead and enjoy throughout the week. It’s packed with flavor, fiber, and protein, so this meal is always a good way to skirt around those pesky mid-afternoon cravings.

Trying to lose weight? This simple and healthy Caprese Quinoa Salad is packed with flavor, fiber, and protein, so it's a great way to skirt around those pesky mid-afternoon cravings. And - this super simple salad recipe tastes delicious!

Quinoa Caprese Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz. package Rainbow Quinoa
  • 2 T. pesto
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Kalamata Greek olives
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • ½ cup chopped mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional:

  • Fresh lemon
  • Spinach

Trying to lose weight? This simple and healthy Caprese Quinoa Salad is packed with flavor, fiber, and protein, so it's a great way to skirt around those pesky mid-afternoon cravings. And - this super simple salad recipe tastes delicious!

Directions

Prepare Rainbow Quinoa as directed on package. Once cooked, toss with pesto and onion.

Add halved cherry tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, basil, and mozzarella.

Serve over a bed of lettuce and drizzle lemon juice on top of it.

Trying to lose weight? This simple and healthy Caprese Quinoa Salad is packed with flavor, fiber, and protein, so it's a great way to skirt around those pesky mid-afternoon cravings. And - this super simple salad recipe tastes delicious!

Enjoy!

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Hillary Leonard Hillary Leonard is a witty and sarcastic mother of three – married to a philosopher. She shares funny stories, recipes to try and her struggles with Rheumatoid Arthritis on her blog: Because My Life is Fascinating.

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