Tuna and Quinoa Side Salad
This side salad is loaded with lean protein, hearty whole grains, and leafy greens. The salad is seasoned with our homemade southwest seasoning blend. The seasoning blend is a combination of cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and oregano — a perfect mixture of flavors for this tasty salad. Another homemade component, our yogurt ranch dressing, harmoniously brings the ingredients together, dressing the spinach, quinoa, and tuna. This ranch dressing is made by combining low fat Greek yogurt with pickle juice, Dijon, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, and parsley. Very very delicious.
Hacking this Recipe
If you haven’t noticed, we’re big fans of meal prepping. This recipe uses two make-ahead components: the southwest seasoning and yogurt ranch dressing. The southwest seasoning mix will keep for a week or two at room temperature, if properly sealed in an airtight container. The dressing can be made 4-5 days in advance, as long as it is nicely sealed and stored in the refrigerator.