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Quinoa Strawberry Avocado Salad

Quinoa Strawberry Avocado Salad | YummyAddiction.com

There is something magical about strawberry season to me. It returns me to my childhood, when I spent the summers with my grandma in the village. She was growing really big, delicious strawberries and every other day we were picking them ripe and red as rubies… It looked like there were too many of them. But not for me. I was insatiable. I still am, if we are talking about these magical berries. I still remember the taste of the fresh strawberry jam my grandma was making… Oh, those memories! They can carry you away. They really can. Let’s get back to the present time and find out what I want to share with you today guys. The equation is simple: strawberries + avocado = DOUBLE LOVE!! If you were looking for the perfect summer meal, here it is – Quinoa Strawberry Avocado Salad.

Strawberry Avocado Quinoa Salad | YummyAddiction.com

This salad is made with strawberries, avocado, quinoa, feta, walnuts, arugula, and dressed with a honey and lime dressing. I mean, could it be any better? I am serious. I think it just couldn’t. I know this phrase is really overused, but I have to say it – this combination is made in heaven! Here you go, I did it. I just can’t come up with better words to describe this mouthwatering summer salad.

Avocado Strawberry Quinoa Salad | YummyAddiction.com

Look at these gorgeous colors which are so vibrant! The different textures of the ingredients keep this salad from being boring and make this dish a crowd favorite. Yummy, healthy, easy, fresh, nutritious, you name it. This is one of those times when you know that the dish is super delicious just by looking at it. You just know. What’s not to be delicious about this?

Strawberry Avocado Quinoa Salad With a Honey And Lime Dressing | YummyAddiction.com

This Quinoa Strawberry Avocado Salad is light and filling at the same time. It combines sweet and salty flavors with crunchy and soft textures. Perfect for the summertime!

Are you ready for strawberry season? 🙂

Quinoa Strawberry Avocado Salad
Servings: 2
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
For The Salad:
  • 1 big avocado , halved, seeded, peeled, and diced
  • 2 cup strawberries , quartered
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa , cooled
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts , toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • a small handful of arugula
For The Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small jar with a lid, combine the lime juice, olive oil, honey, and mustard. Cover and shake until mixed well. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.
  2. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss again. Serve.

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    May 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    This is the most gorgeous summer salad, Jovita! You used all my favorite summery ingredients – strawberry, avocado, fresh greens and feta. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      May 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Georgia! I’m so happy to hear you like the recipe and want to give it a try!

  • Reply
    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness
    May 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    This salad looks so colorful! I always like fruits in my salad. Quinoa sounds like a perfect addition. Thanks for sharing this light and fresh salad recipe! Pinning!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      May 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      You are so sweet, Lokness! Thanks a lot for pinning! 😉

  • Reply
    ami@naivecookcooks
    May 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I love quinoa! This salad is perfect for summer and btw it looks so delicious!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      May 16, 2014 at 6:28 am

      Thanks a lot, Ami!

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