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Spinach Salad with Golden Turmeric Dressing


4 Servings

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

Total Time:

25 Minutes

I used to be a ranch only girl. I put ranch dressing on everything! Nowadays I like to think my tastebuds are a lot more sophisticated. This dressing is definitely the star of this recipe. So much flavor!


  • 1 cup of quinoa

  • 2 cups of water or veggie broth

  • Pinch of salt

  • 8 cups of spinach

  • ¼ red onion, diced

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 1 can or 2 cups of cooked chickpeas

  • 2 small avocados

  • 1 tomato

Golden Turmeric Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup of hemp seeds

  • 1/3 cup of water

  • 1/2 of one whole lemon (seeds removed), or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons of agave

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon of onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Golden Turmeric Dressing recipe from the How Not To Die Cookbook


Add rinsed quinoa, sprinkle of salt and veggie broth to a pot and bring to a light boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Wash and cut veggies. Drain and rinse chickpeas. For the dressing, add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add 2 cups of spinach to each bowl, topped with red onion, cucumber, chickpeas, avocado, quinoa, tomato and dressing.

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