Here’s a great make-ahead lunch that will get you through most of the week. Simply prepare the salad on Sunday night, and pack in four portable containers. Crunchy romaine will hold up well, and the quinoa will only get better over time, soaking up all the fruity flavors. Dried apricots and golden raisins—each with a bright, slightly tart flavor—work beautifully here, but you can swap in any dried fruit you like. (Dried cherries would be particularly good.) If you’d like to use fresh apricots, by all means do; but know that they won’t hold up as long if you’re making the salad ahead.
View Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Pistachios