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Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, and blueberries

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Here is another delicious Summer salad: Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mandarin oranges in a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

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The dressing is made from scratch, using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, mustard powder, onion and garlic powders. It’s not a heavy dressing: it’s very light and perfect for this kind of salad and the hot Summer weather!

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You will enjoy the freshness and the flavor-fullness of all the ingredients in this salad! It’s full of fiber, nutrients, and even protein (from quinoa)! This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, healthy, and just plainly delicious!

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Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, and blueberries

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, and blueberries

Ingredients

    Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • garlic salt or garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Salad:
  • one package (10 oz) fresh spinach (about 10 cups of torn leaves)
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (cleaned and hulled)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup mandarin orange slices
  • 1 cup sliced peach
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the dressing ingredients, and whisk together well. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can serve the dressing immediately or you can cover it and chill for an hour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients. Right before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss.
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