Super Spinach Salad

Super Spinach Salad

There's this salad that I've been obsessed with at Trader Joe's. It's called the Super Spinach Salad.

If I need to pick up something quick for lunch at work, I almost always grab this salad.

I'm straight up addicted.  Thankfully, it's a healthy addiction!

The only problem is that the carrot dressing that comes with the salad adds like a bajillion grams of fat & calories onto this mother load of healthy ingredients.

It seems so unfair.

And then I changed the game. I MADE MY OWN.

Turns out you don't need a bunch of oil in a salad to make it awesome. This one here happens to be vegan & gluten free too.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 small vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons Carrot Ginger Dressing (see below)
  • salt & pepper
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