Strawberry Spinach Salad with Toasted Quinoa
This summery strawberry spinach salad has almonds, toasted quinoa and minty-honey salad dressing for a healthy and light lunch or dinner.
Servings 4 servings
- 5 oz container fresh spinach about 6 cups
- 1 pint fresh strawberries about 2 cups, quartered
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup toasted quinoa cooled (check out this post for a tutorial)
for the dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 cup fresh mint
- Salt + pepper to taste
Place all dressing ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, add spinach and top with strawberries, almonds and quinoa. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to two hours before serving.
Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3455IU | Vitamin C: 82.7mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3.2mg