Vegan Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Lemon Vinaigrette

A delicious and hearty Strawberry Mint Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette for a simple and refreshing cool summer time meal.

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Quinoa Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Ingredients
Strawberry Mint Salad
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 3 scallions sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped
Lemon Mint Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place quinoa in a small pan with 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil, cover, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes, until all the water is absorbed and quinoa is light and fluffy. Transfer to a large bowl, fluff with a fork, and let cool completely.
  2. In a blender combine the ingredients for the Lemon Vinaigrette until well blended. Set aside.
  3. Chop strawberries, mint, and scallions.
  4. Lightly toast the pine nuts in a sauce pan over medium heat until slightly browned.
  5. Stir pine nuts, strawberries, mint, and scallions into cooled quinoa. Add vinaigrette just before serving.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Lemon Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.