Strawberry & Mango Chopped Spinach Quinoa Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette
 
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Nutritious and flavorful spinach quinoa salad bursting with mango, strawberries, avocado and a scrumptious sesame-lime vinaigrette. Great for parties! Gluten free, vegan-friendly and wholesome.
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Recipe type: Salad, Healthy, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup uncooked Ancient Harvest Quinoa
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (just from about 4 small limes)
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey (agave nectar or maple syrup if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 6 cups organic baby spinach (1 bag of baby spinach), finely diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup quartered ripe strawberries
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, diced
Instructions
  1. To cook quinoa: Rinse quinoa with cold water in mesh strainer. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil. Add in quinoa and bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all of the water. Remove from heat and fluff quinoa with fork; place in large bowl and set aside to cool for about 10 minutes. You should have a little over 2 cups of quinoa.
  2. To make dressing: Add lime juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, ginger and a pinch of salt to a medium bowl. Whisk together until well combined, about 20-30 seconds. Set aside.
  3. Add chopped spinach, red onion, strawberries, mango, cilantro and avocado to the quinoa and gently mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Drizzle in dressing and stir again until all ingredients are well coated with the dressing. Serve immediately or cover and place in refrigerator for later serving. I recommend adding the avocado right before serving. Makes 4 servings, about 1 heaping cup each.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4th of recipe (about 1 heaping cup of salad) Calories: 271 Fat: 7.7g Carbohydrates: 47g Sugar: 16g Fiber: 8.8g Protein: 8.2g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/strawberry-mango-chopped-spinach-quinoa-salad-with-sesame-lime-vinaigrette/