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.
Calories 230 kcal ⅔ cup quinoa rinsed 1 ⅓ cup water ⅔ 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: 230 kcal | Carbohydrates: 34 g | Protein: 8 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 316 mg | Potassium: 278 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 1050 IU | Vitamin C: 45.4 mg | Calcium: 110 mg | Iron: 2.5 mg