Greens & Grains Lactation Salad

Spinach. Quinoa. Red Rice. Oranges & Dried Apricots. Pistachios. These ingredients (and more) make up our truly delectable Greens & Grains Lactation Salad.


For the Grains:

1 cup quinoa

1 cup Camargue red rice (use brown rice if you can’t find red rice at your local health market)

1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 small onion, thinly sliced

Pink Himalayan sea salt + freshly ground black pepper

For the Dressing:

1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 garlic clove, minced

For the Fresh Components:

1/2 cup dried apricots, sliced in quarters

1 orange, supremed

1 cup roasted pistachios, chopped

4 green onions, greens only, finely chopped

2 cups spinach


  1. Bring 2 medium saucepans of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook quinoa and red (or brown) rice in separate pots, according to package directions.
  3. Once the grains are cooked, drain them and spread them out on baking sheets to cool.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the onion, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  5. To prepare the dressing, combine the orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice, garlic and the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  6. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, rice, onion, apricots, supremed oranges, pistachios and green onions, and spinach, and toss well.

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