Serious Eats: Recipes
Dinner Tonight: Quinoa, Chickpea, and Spinach Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing
I picked this recipe from Bon Appétit solely for the smoked paprika dressing. I have no doubt that quinoa can be supremely delicious as well as healthy, but it's never excited me before. Perhaps I just haven't had a successful version of the dish that really elevated it beyond something I should eat. But smoked paprkia dressing with sherry vinegar? That sounds delicious.
The hardest part is actually cooking the quinoa. I don't have a whole lot of experience but you have to rinse, cook, drain, and let it all cool. Not exactly the most complex thing in the whole world, but compared to chopping things up and tossing them in a bowl, it does require some work. The result is a satisfying salad that's oddly filling. Thanks goes to the feta—it lends a nice creaminess to each bite.