Whether he's making a simply delicious salad or creating a cocktail fresh from the garden for Oprah and her friends, Eduardo Chavez knows how to squeeze the very best flavors out of fruits and vegetables.

Serves 4


  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 cups lightly packed baby arugula (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup spicy citrus dressing, divided (get the recipe)
  • 1 or 2 Fresno chiles or jalapeños, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves


Active time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour (includes making the dressing)

In a medium pot, bring 1 cup water, broth, quinoa, oil, and salt just to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork, transfer to a large plate, and set aside to let cool.

In a large bowl, toss together arugula, tomatoes, and 1/4 cup dressing, and then transfer to a large platter. In the same bowl, gently toss together reserved quinoa, chiles, cucumber, onion, and remaining 1/2 cup dressing.

Spoon quinoa mixture over arugula salad, top with cilantro, and serve.

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