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Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mandarin oranges in a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette dressing on a white plate

Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, and blueberries

Delicious Summer salad: Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mandarin oranges in a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The dressing is made from scratch, using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, mustard powder, onion and garlic powders. This healthy quinoa salad is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, nut free, packed with fiber and nutrients.

Course Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 301 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • garlic salt or garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Salad:

  • 6 oz spinach fresh (about 5 cups of torn leaves)
  • 2 cups strawberries , sliced, cleaned and hulled
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup mandarin orange slices
  • 1 peach , chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions , sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa , cooked

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.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, and blueberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 569mg16%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2935IU59%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.