Saturday, September 22, 2012

CPK Inspired Quinoa + Arugula Salad

This is not a recipe for CPK's salad. It is a loosely based copycat, therefore inspired by, Cpk's Quinoa + Arugula Salad. You'll find their salad on their 'New Adventures' menu.

Now that that is out of the way, let me just tell you all, in case you don't know already, some of my favorite things to eat are quinoa, arugula, and salad. Imagine my happiness when I stumbled upon this little ditty at CPK. I knew it would be fairly easy to recreate especially since they are so helpful by giving a description of exactly what they put in it. The description reads "Our super grain salad with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, toasted pine nuts, Feta tossed in our house made Champagne vinaigrette."

My version is slightly different, based on what I had and what I like. I omitted the asparagus, added roasted red bell pepper, replaced the sun-dried tomatoes with fresh tomatoes, and mine was more quinoa based than arugula based.
 
 
Ingredients:
1 cup cooked, cooled quinoa
2 Tbs. toasted pine nuts
1 small chopped tomato, or a handful of chopped cherub tomatoes
1 Tbs. chopped red onion, or 1/8 sliced red onion
1/4 c. chopped roasted red bell pepper
1/8-1/4 c. crumbled reduced fat Feta cheese
1 handful Arugula
1-2 Tbs. Champagne Vinaigrette (I used Trader Joe's Lite)
 
Combine all ingredients and enjoy.
This will hold up just fine in the fridge overnight as long as you don't drench it in dressing.
 
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5 comments:

JB said...

I like quinoa.

JB

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