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Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Maple and Thyme Vinaigrette

Strawberry Quinoa Salad is filled with spinach, ripe strawberries, avocado, sunflower seeds, and fresh herbs. Finished with a Maple and Thyme Vinaigrette!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time45 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 406kcal

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about ⅔ cup dry)
  • 1 cup strawberries, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, cored and diced
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds roasted and salted
  • ¼ cup fresh mint and basil, chopped

Maple and Thyme Vinaigrette

  • cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice, from about ½ orange
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice from about ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 pinch Papa Joe's Salt or combination of salt and pepper

Instructions

Maple and Thyme Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl or jar, combine the olive oil, orange and lemon juices, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and chopped thyme leaves. Mix or shake to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Salad

  • Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix gently to combine. 
  • Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss to combine and serve immediately. 
    You can also prepare the salad and serve the dressing alongside the salad in a small pitcher.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3.2mg