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Balsamic Strawberry Quinoa Salad

This fresh salad is fresh and sweet and makes a great side for your pork or chicken dinner or with some chickpeas if you're going meatless! Fresh strawberries, feta, quinoa and spinach are drizzled with a balsamic reductions and toasted almonds. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 230kcal
Author Lauren


  • cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 ⅓ cup water
  • c. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ c. Feta crumbled
  • 2 c. strawberries quartered
  • 3 c. baby spinach
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ c. almond slices toasted, for garnish


  • COOK THE QUINOA: In a small pot, bring quinoa, water and ½ teaspoon salt to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, covered.
  • MAKE BALSAMIC REDUCTION: In a small sauce pan bring balsamic vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • COMBINE SALAD INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, combine quinoa, feta, strawberries and spinach. Season generously with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  • SERVE: Drizzle with balsamic glaze and garnish with almonds.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 45.4mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2.5mg