Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Quinoa Salad
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 16 medium sized California strawberries, de-stemmed and cut into half inch slices
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 8 Tbsp Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette
Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • 8 medium sized California strawberries, stemmed and cut in half
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • Canola oil spray
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
Instructions
To make the Strawberry Quinoa Salad:
  1. In a small sauce pan, add the quinoa, vegetable stock, and sea salt. Bring it up to a boil and then simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. Set aside and cool.
  2. Slice up the strawberries and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Peel and cut the avocado into ¼ slices.
  4. Serve 4 strawberries sliced with ¼ avocado and mix 2 tablespoons of dressing per serving.
To make the Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette:
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.. In a medium-sized bowl, add the strawberries, coconut sugar and thyme. Mix and let it sit for about 5 minutes to allowsome of the natural juices to be released.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with canola oil. Add the strawberry mixture and roast for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 minute.
  3. In a food processor, add the strawberry mixture. Make sure to get any excess juices left over from the baking sheet. Add the mustard, salt, vinegar and oil. Puree until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  4. Refrigerate and store up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup servings for quinoa; 4 strawberries sliced with ¼ avocado Calories: 129 kcal Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 6 g Sodium: 243 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by California Strawberries at http://www.californiastrawberries.com/strawberry-quinoa-salad-with-roasted-vinagrette/