Strawberry Pomegranate Quinoa Spinach Salad

by Judy Griffin on April 1, 2014

 

A yummy & refreshing  summer salad.

A yummy & refreshing summer salad.

Strawberry Pomegranate Quinoa Spinach Salad-Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced on the base
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 2 cups of baby spinach sliced in strips
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (Trader Joe’s has convenient containers of seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Rinse quinoa and cook with 2 cups of water.
  2. Once it comes to a boil, Simmer covered for about 15 min until water is absorbed.
  3. Toss with spinach, scallions, parsley leaves, mint leaves, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, pecans.
  4. Mix lime juice & olive oil together.
  5. Season to taste with Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper.

*If making in advance, add dressing when ready to serve.
*You can also add chopped avocado.

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Also tastes great with Swiss Chard.

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