{ Strawberry Quinoa Salad }

When I first saw this recipe, I was not a believer. I love quinoa and I always love a green salad, but I don’t always love combining them. I am not sure if it is just because of this amazing strawberry balsamic dressing, but this salad is AWESOME! Here is a recipe for a strawberry quinoa salad with strawberry balsamic dressing!

{ ingredients }

DRESSING:

  • 6 medium sized fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey (more or less depending on strawberry sweetness)
SALAD:
  • 1 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 cup cooked rainbow quinoa
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped fresh mint (depending on love of mint)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Candied pepitos (OPTIONAL: I just candied pepitos in a pan with a Tbs. of sugar until toasted and the sugar starts to crystalize)

{directions }

  1. To make the dressing, put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste and add more honey if preferred.
  2. For the salad, toss all ingredients until well combined. Toss in dressing or serve on the side and top with pepitos.
  3. Enjoy! Yum!

Makes 6 servings.

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