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Posted by Erin Chase on Feb 10, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

Jump on the quinoa bandwagon and try this light, yet filling salad. Quinoa is packed with protein, plus it’s a great gluten free alternative to pasta.

Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 main dish servings or 4 to 6 side dish servings

Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad

Recipe from Erin Chase of $5 Dinners


  • 2 cups white quinoa
  • 6 large strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • About 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped or slivered almonds
  • Dressing drizzle – balsamic vinaigrette, poppyseed, or other sweet vinaigrette dressing


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Cool for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
  2. When ready to serve, mix together the chilled quinoa, strawberries, chopped spinach and almonds. Drizzle the dressing over the top.
  3. Serve chilled as main dish, or side dish.
I’m Erin Chase, also known as the $5 Dinner Mom. I have a little problem. I can not make a meal that costs more than $5. It’s unnatural, but, my pocketbook thanks me!

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