Simple Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese has all of my favorite things, including greens, quinoa, garbanzo beans, a handful of goat cheese, and some pine nuts. Let's not forget about the creamy balsamic dressing as well. I'm obsessed!
Heat chicken broth to a boil, watching it closely because it boils over easily. Add rinsed quinoa to pan, and reduce heat to simmer, partially covered with lid. When the broth is fully absorbed, remove pan, and fluff quinoa with a fork. Remove quinoa to a bowl, and refrigerate to cool completely.
Toast pine nuts until fragrant and browned. Transfer nuts to a paper towel to cool.
Prepare dressing by combining the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Shake vigorously until well combined. Set aside.
Line a large serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Arrange chopped romaine, sliced cucumber, red onion, garbanzo beans, goat cheese, and toasted pine nuts. When quinoa is cooled off, add it to the salad as well.
Add dressing to salad before serving. Enjoy!