Dantanna’s Quinoa Salad 6

Executive Chef Monique Barrow

Dantanna’s Sandy Springs

Ingredients:

2 cups mesclun mix

1 ½ cups quinoa

3 fl oz dijon balsamic vinagarette

1 oz diced red peppers

1 oz edamame

1/8 oz minced shallots

1 oz dried tart cherries

1 oz  goat cheese

Instructions

Toss spring mix and quinoa in dressing. Place in large salad bowl. Garnish with peppers, edamame. 

We love Quinoa! Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are many benefits of iron some more of which include neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, aids enzyme activity and energy metabolism.