Strawberry Quinoa Salad
This Strawberry Quinoa Salad is fresh, bright, healthy and perfect for spring and summer!
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3 cups cooked quinoa, room temperature (I used a mixture of white and red)
- 1 lb sliced fresh strawberries
- 1-2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
- 1 cup fresh arugula
Place the sliced almonds in a small skillet and spread across the surface. Place over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally until almonds are toasted golden. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, cider vinegar and honey and stir together until combined.
In a large serving bowl, combine the quinoa, strawberries, basil, toasted almonds, goat cheese and arugula and stir until mixed. Pour the dressing from step two over the quinoa mixture and stir until the salad is evenly coated with the dressing. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 5 SmartPoints/ Blue: 5 SmartPoints/ Purple: 2 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per (1 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)
Nutrition Information per (1 cup) serving:
217 calories, 28 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 9 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)