Quinoa and Spinach Salad with Fresh Berries

quinoasalad1I’ve been a bit burned out with the cold and dreary weather as of late – and I wanted something cheerful to pick me up and give me that warm summertime feeling. Plus, I’d been craving fresh berries for the past couple of weeks, so I caved in and bought some. Besides just snacking on them plain, and using for oatmeal and a few other things – I wanted to make a delicious salad.

quinoasalad2Ingredients:
5 oz fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
3 clementines, peeled and sectioned
1.5 cups cooked quinoa
3-4 tablespoons crushed walnuts

for the dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

quinoasalad3

In a bowl mix together all of the salad ingredients. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a smaller bowl and pour overtop the salad and toss until evenly coated. Makes 3-4 larger salads. Enjoy.

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3 thoughts on “Quinoa and Spinach Salad with Fresh Berries

  1. Lori 2015/02/16 / 12:59 am

    Love me some quinoa, and it sounds delicious in this salad!

  2. Lori 2015/02/16 / 12:59 am

    Ps. Sorry you have felt burned out lately!

  3. Sophie33 2015/02/16 / 11:36 am

    A lovely salad that i eat often in Summer! Yumm! x

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