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Recipe: Strawberry Quinoa Salad

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Strawberry quinoa salad contains quinoa, spinach, strawberries, almonds and basil leaves with a balsamic vinegar-based dressing.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ingredients needed to make this strawberry quinoa salad.

Salad:

· ½ cup dry quinoa

· 2 cups baby spinach leaves, chiffonade (cut in long, thin strips)

· ⅔ cup sliced strawberries

· 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

· 1 handful of fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

Dressing:

· 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

· 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

· 2 tablespoons olive oil

· Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Place quinoa in medium saucepan along with 1¾ cups water. Bring to boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes or until cooked.

2. Remove lid and cook until all water is evaporated. Remove from heat.

3. Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a bowl or jar.

4. Place the quinoa, spinach, strawberries, toasted almonds, and basil in bowl and combine.

5. Add and toss in dressing just prior to serving.

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