Lemon Quinoa Salad
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  1. 1 cup dry quinoa
  2. 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  3. 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  4. 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  5. 3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  6. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  7. 1 medium lemon, juiced
  8. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  9. 2 tsp ground cumin
  10. Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Place quinoa in a medium bowl. Cover it in room temperature water and 1tbsp apple cider vinegar, and then cover it and leave on the kitchen counter over night or for 6-8 hours.
  2. Strain and rinse the soaked quinoa. Place in a pot with 1.5 cups of water or vegetable broth for extra flavor, bring to a boil, then simmer covered for about 15-minutes. Turn of heat, fluff with fork and let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare dressing: Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and whisk until well combined.
  4. Add all ingredients (quinoa, onion, tomatoes, beans, and spinach) to a mixing bowl and toss with the dressing. Best served chilled.
Nutrition by Erin