This is my favorite on-the-go and go-to salad. It is very filling, healthy, delicious, and full of wonderful plant protein! Edamame, quinoa & chickpeas make this a plant protein powerhouse! I pick it up at Trader Joes, but don’t worry if you do not live close to a Trader Joes, because this salad can easily be made at home!
Here are the ingredients:
Spinach –about 2 cups
Cherry Tomatoes –2-4
Shredded Carrots – a palmful
Quinoa –1/2 cup cooked (directions here)
Chickpeas –1/4 cup, drained & rinsed
Edamame –1/4 cup, cooked
Pumpkin Seeds –palm-ful
Salad Dressing —Carrot Ginger or your choice.
These are ingredients I now have on hand at home most of the time, exempt pumpkin seeds. I live right by a health food store that has pumpkin seeds so that is not a problem. The Carrot Ginger Miso Salad dressing it comes with is really good, but I have made this at home and really this salad goes well with any type of dressing. For some salad dressing inspiration, click over to my Salad Dressing Pinterest Boards.