Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels & Sesame Lime Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels & Sesame Lime Quinoa Salad

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Pack a healthy and delicious back-to-school lunch with rainbow veggie pinwheels and sesame lime quinoa salad. Ad

 

Two great back to school lunch options that use the same base ingredients – sesame lime quinoa salad and rainbow veggie pinwheels.

A rainbow of veggies and chicken are combined with ranch spread on a rolled tortilla to make healthy and delicious pinwheel sandwiches.



INGREDIENTS:



 

RAINBOW VEGGIE PINWHEELS:


4 large tortillas
⅔ cup whipped cream cheese (can use light)
1 tablespoon dry ranch powder (you can also use store bought)
½ cup thinly sliced red bell pepper strips
½ cup thinly sliced carrot strips (Sun Harvest brand)
½ cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper strips
½ cup baby spinach leaves (Sun Harvest brand)
½ cup shredded purple cabbage
1 cup cooked shredded chicken (Sun Harvest brand)

SESAME LIME QUINOA SALAD:


1 cup uncooked Sun Harvest quinoa
½ cup thinly sliced cucumber
½ cup shredded purple cabbage
2 cups baby spinach (Sun Harvest brand)
½ cup shredded carrots (Sun Harvest brand)
½ cup chopped red and/or yellow bell peppers
½ cup shelled edamame
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
½ cup cashews
salt to tasteFor the dressing:

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

RAINBOW VEGGIE PINWHEELS:


  • Step 1

Mix together the cream cheese and ranch powder until thoroughly combined.

  • Step 2

Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the 4 tortillas.

  • Step 3

Leaving a 1 inch border on all sides, lay out 2 tablespoons of each vegetable in rows across the tortillas; top with shredded chicken.

  • Step 4

Roll up each tortilla tightly; if the ends don’t stay shut you can add a bit more cream cheese to seal. Cut crosswise into pinwheels and serve.

 

Rainbow veggie pinwheels are made with homemade ranch spread and a variety of fresh veggies for a colorful and healthy lunch, snack or appetizer. Ad

 

 

Rainbow veggie pinwheels are made with homemade ranch spread and a variety of fresh veggies for a colorful and healthy lunch, snack or appetizer. Ad
SESAME LIME QUINOA SALAD:


  • Step 5

Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. When cooked, stir in 1 teaspoon of salt and cool for 10 minutes. Place the quinoa in a large bowl and add all the vegetables, herbs, sesame seeds and cashews.

  • Step 6

In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat evenly. Add salt to taste if desired and serve.

 

 

This sesame lime quinoa salad is packed with protein and can be made ahead of time, making it a perfect side dish or lunch option. Ad

 

This sesame lime quinoa salad is packed with protein and can be made ahead of time, making it a perfect side dish or lunch option. Ad

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