I am the worst person take out to lunch.
If I order something and really like it I disect it until I can figure out how to make it myself.
This is what happened yesterday.
So today I tried to make this salad.
Not bad for the first try and I saved myself $14.00.
1/2 large diced onion
2 tablespoons butter or oil
3/4 cup dry quinoa
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups roasted seasoned butternut squash
3 ounces dried cranberries
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
3 cups baby arugulla
One cup walnuts
Heat the butter and add the onions.
Cook till the onions are soft.
Add the chicken broth and salt.
Bring to a boil
Add the quinoa, stir and cover the pot
Simmer until the quinoa is cooked and all the broth is absorbed.
This only takes about ten minutes
Add the cranberries.
Keep the cover on and take off the heat to cool
The quinoa has to be cool or the goat cheese will melt and the arugula will wilt.
Add the goat cheese, arugula, roasted butternut squash and walnuts.
Gently toss together
Add more walnuts on top.
The resteraunt dressed this with a maple syrup dressing.
2 ounces canola oil
2 ounces apple cider vinegar
2 ounces maple syrup
Mix everything together and shake well
Only put a couple of teaspoons on your portion because the salad can stand by itself.
Serve with sliced apples , grapes, orange slices or whatever fruit you like.
I had this for supper last night and loved it all over again.