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Arugula Salad with Crispy Quinoa and Steamed Artichoke

One of the top five best things I’ve discovered in the past month? Crispy quinoa. I wanted to make a meal of a steamed artichoke, but veggies on top of veggies just didn’t sound exciting enough for me. I was pretty sure an artichoke next to a green salad was not going to fill me up. So, I thought of quinoa and how nicely it had crisped up for some Black Bean Quinoa Cakes I’d made recently, and figured I’d give pan-frying it on its own a shot. Worked like a charm! Now I have a salad topping option that crunches like a crouton, but is actually a great source of protein. What miracle is this?! Hope you enjoy! M Artichoke and Arugula Salad with Crispy Quinoa Single Serving | Vegan, Gluten-Free Prep time: 25 min  |  Cook and serve time: 25-40 min Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 lemon 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoon pine nuts 2 cups arugula 1/4 cup quinoa 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional) 1 artichoke 2 tablespoons cashew cream (or mayo …