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Strawberry Quinoa Salad

A healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

Strawberry Quinoa Salad - A healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

With the Super Bowl a couple of days away, I really should be posting game-day appetizers. But in anticipation of all the deep-fried goodies and buffalo chicken wings we’re all about to devour on Sunday, we should squeeze in a salad or two before the madness begins!

Strawberry Quinoa Salad - A healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

Now I’ve posted a lot of salads this year but I haven’t had a quinoa salad just yet. And realizing that I had a Costco-sized bag of quinoa just waiting to be used up, I could help but add it to this salad for a hearty, filling meal.

Strawberry Quinoa Salad - A healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

From the sweet strawberries to the fresh avocado to the crumbled goat cheese, this salad is packed with all sorts of goodies. And with the tangy, sweet balsamic vinaigrette, the flavor combination with the strawberries is absolute perfection!

Strawberry Quinoa Salad

A healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

For the balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:

  1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. To assemble the salad, place spinach in a large bowl; top with strawberries, avocado, quinoa, pecans and goat cheese. Pour dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions expressed are my own.

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31 comments

  1. Is this a warm or cold salad? Looks delicious! Thanks!

  2. This is quite good, except why on earth would you add sugar to salad.  I made this WITHOUT the sugar because that is absolutely ridiculous to me.  SALAD DOES NOT NEED SUGAR. Plus I used much less oil to cut down the calories.  

  3. Oh this looks so goooooood. Sharing it tomorrow on our strawberry round up

  4. I’m a personal trainer and always looking for new ways to make salads. This looks awesome!
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  6. You can substitute the goat cheese with another kind of cheese? Thank You I will be trying this recipe…

  7. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE RECIPE FOR THE STRAWBERRY QUINOA SALAD?
    WHY DON’T SOMEBODY PUT IT ON THIS PAGE FOR GOODNESS SAKE.

    BILL

    • BILL, THERE’S NO NEED TO BE SHOUTING! YOU CAN SIMPLY CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST TO OBTAIN THE RECIPE:

      “You can get the full recipe here over at Imperial Sugar!”

  8. Where is the recipe for Strawberry Quinoa? Thanks

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  10. looking yummy…can’t wait to try this.. !!! 🙂

  11. It’s finally getting warm and sunny, time to hit the salad bowl! :-)I love adding quinoa to salads, such a great way to make them more filling not to mention nutritious!

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  13. Love the healthyness of this salad!! I totally want it to be warmer now so a bunch of berries are abundant!

  14. Love the healthyness of this salad!! I totally want it to be warmer now so a bunch of berries are abundant!

  15. This recipe reminds me of spring, a season I desperately long for. I’m all about eating a salad before all the Superbowl goodies.

  16. Hi The recipe for this salad, I can’t actually find. Am I missing something?

  17. Lovely. Craving fresh strawberries now 🙂

  18. What a salad!! Strawberries and Quinoa are the perfect combination!!

  19. This is so bright and vibrant! Just what I need today.

  20. You strawberry avocado couscous recipe is one of my favorites! This is kind of similar to that so I am totally anxious to try it! I’m glad you’re posting some healthy salads, I am gonna need a mega detox next week!

  21. That drizzle shot just rocks! And you know I could drink that stuff 🙂

  22. With strawberries, quinoa, and balsamic, this is my dream salad!

  23. Just divine, Chung-Ah! A lovely salad just for us girls. 😉 Your photos are always gorgeous and captivating, my friend. Thanks for sharing! xo