Strawberry Quinoa Spinach and Cashew Salad

This salad is vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, and dairy free! If you remove quinoa, it becomes paleo-friendly, too – a perfect lunch, dinner or snack for devoted cross-fitters [4-6 servings]

Ingredients

Dressing:
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • salt and pepper
Salad:
  • one package (10 oz) fresh spinach, chopped (about 10 cups of torn leaves)
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries (cleaned and hulled)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup peaches, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cashews

 Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the dressing ingredients, and whisk together well. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can serve the dressing immediately or you can cover it and chill for an hour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients, except the cashew nuts. Add the dressing to the salad and toss. Sprinkle cashew nuts on top of the salad.

 

Munch Safely,

G

One comment

  1. pinkiebag · December 21, 2015

    Oh I will be giving this a try in the new year. Thanks for sharing.
    http://pinkiebag.com/

    Liked by 1 person

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