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Strawberry Quinoa and Spinach Caprese Salad

Strawberry Quinoa and Spinach Caprese Salad

A nice fresh strawberry caprese salad is a great way to enjoy some of those perfectly ripe and juicy summer strawberries but if you are looking for something that could be more of a light meal how about a strawberry quinoa and spinach caprese salad? This salad is pretty much just a simply amazing strawberry caprese salad served on a bed of baby spinach and light, fluffy and tender quinoa and it makes for a really quick and easy light meal! When doing a strawberry caprese salad like this I like to kick up the flavour a bit by using a tasty homemade balsamic vinaigrette rather than just a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Strawberry Quinoa and Spinach Caprese Salad

A light and fresh summer strawberry quinoa and spinach salad with mozzarella and basil.


Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 handful basil leaves, julienned
Directions
  1. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes, remove from heat, let sit covered for 5 minutes and let cook to room temperature.
  2. Assemble the salad and enjoy!

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7 comments:

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

So beautiful!! We love quinoa caprese salad and this is a great twist on classic caprese :)

Erica said...

I've been watching my diet and incorporating more healthily choices, one of which is quinoa. So I thank you, Kevin, for this recipe as I've just discovered the wonder of this food. I'm off to do a search for more recipes in your
"cookbook". This one is a keeper.

Jenn said...

oh yum! such a great idea :)

Glenda Gee said...

Very attractive dish

Joanne said...

So this is DEFINITELY a summer dinner I need in my life!

Miyo said...

Hi there! We tried this recipe out today and really enjoyed it! We used locally grown strawberries which were so delicious in this combination. I blogged about it, if you'd like to see it :) Took some photos of our finished product as well! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! http://reluctantvegetarianblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/meatless-monday-taking-advantage-of-local-produce/

Anonymous said...

had this for dinner tonight, such a nice dish during this heat wave in California. thanks for your wonderful blog. i really love this dish.

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