Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Quinoa

This week the Good Friends Good Food group makes salad with spinach chosen by Peggy. I am a huge fan of of raw spinach and mushrooms so I chose

Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Quinoa

Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Quinoa

This is my last GFGF entry for now, I take a summer break.

Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Quinoa

Yield: 3 as a main dish

Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Quinoa

This is almost a classic spinach and mushroom salad, but it has the quinoa in addition


  • 150 grams quinoa
  • 300 grams water
  • salt to taste
  • 100 grams, 1 bag, baby spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 100 grams brown button mushrooms, sliced
  • 30 grams walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 50 grams feta cheese, crumbled


  • 1 tablesp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablesp. sherry vinegar
  • 1 teasp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, puréed on a garlic card *
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablesp. rrape seed oil
  • 80 grams buttermilk
  • pepper, freshly ground


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  1. Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse several times with cold water. Place in a medium saucepan with 300 ml water and salt to taste. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15 – 20 minutes, until the grains display a threadlike spiral and the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat, remove the lid and place a dish towel over the pan, then return the lid to the pan and let sit for 10 minutes or longer undisturbed. Transfer to a salad bowl and fluff with forks. Allow to cool.
  2. Add the spinach, mushrooms, walnuts, parsley and cheese to the bowl. For the dressing whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with the salad just before serving.

total time: 35 minutes
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 15 – 20 minutes

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4 thoughts on “Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Quinoa

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  2. Kayte

    Love this simple spinach salad. I often eat raw spinach and raw mushrooms as a salad, and often combine the walnuts and feta as well, but I’ve never added the quinoa in there, I will try this. It all looks and sounds delicious to me. Thanks for the recipe. I will make it over the weekend, sounds perfect with a grilled steak.

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