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Strawberry Spinach Salad

A lightly sweetened salad filled with fresh strawberries, spinach, avocados, roasted almonds and a honey-sweetened lemon dressing. With a wonderfully fruity and nutty flavour, anyone can enjoy this jam-packed salad. Perfect for lunch, dinner or family gatherings, Strawberry Spinach Salad is a crowd-pleasing delight.

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • SALAD INGREDIENTS
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 2 stalks green onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced
  • LEMON DRESSING INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Boil vegetable stock in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. When the stock begins to boil, lower the temperature to simmer.
  2. Add quinoa, cover the saucepan and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)
  4. Place almonds on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and roasted.
  5. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, water, honey, Dijon mustard, and garlic powder.
  6. In a large bowl, add spinach and green onions. When the quinoa is finished, add it to the bowl and top with strawberries and half of the avocados.
  7. Drizzle with lemon dressing. Gently mix. Top with remaining avocados and almond slices.
  8. Plate and enjoy!
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