Strawberry quinoa & feta salad

I’m excited to be guest posting at Anthology Magazine this month with a 4-part summer salad series! If you can’t tell by now, I live on salads all summer long so I’m excited to share some of my favorites. First up, today, is this savory-with-a punch-of-sweet, strawberry & feta quinoa salad.

 

Strawberry quinoa & feta salad

Yield: serves 2 as a full meal, 3-4 as a side

Strawberry quinoa & feta salad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c cooked quinoa (3/4 c uncooked, plus 1 1/2 c water)
  • 3/4 c sliced strawberries (about 5-6 large strawberries)
  • 1/2 c chopped or crumbled feta
  • 1/4 c chopped mint
  • 1/4 c chopped scallions (green and white parts)
  • 1/3 c chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 c baby salad greens
  • 1/4 c sprouts (optional)
  • Lemon Honey Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (plus a little more to drizzle on at the end)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (plus a little more to squeeze on at the end)
  • 1 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook your quinoa. I like this method.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.
  3. Toss all salad ingredients together and pour on the dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. I added a final squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil on top.
  4. This is the kind of salad that gets better as it sits and the flavors mesh together… so if you have the patience, let it chill for 15-20 minutes before serving. Make extra if you want leftovers for lunch the next day.
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32 comments

  1. Cassie from bakeyourday.net on said:

    This is gorgeous. Heading over for the recipe now.

  2. Amelia from sistersinthekitchen.co.uk on said:

    Fruity salads are such a good summer staple! Thanks, this looks delicious.

  3. Kankana from sunshineandsmile.com on said:

    I have very rarely cooked with quinoa and this sounds like something I would like to give a try. With all the berries, it also looks so pretty.

  4. Kathryn from londonbakes.com on said:

    Lovely lovely salad!

  5. ATasteOfMadness from atasteofmadness.blogspot.ca on said:

    This looks delicious! I`m finally going to try quinoa…It`s first on my shopping list, and I`m going out the door right now :)

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks! Hope you liked the quinoa!

  6. Sarah from shittyphotosokfood.wordpress.com on said:

    Oh wow, strawberries and feta – what a great combination! I will be trying this tomorrow after I pick up a load of strawberries from the market. Thank you!

  7. Alaina from myfoodjournalblog.wordpress.com on said:

    This looks excellent! Thanks for sharing!

  8. sarah from thevanillabeanblog.com on said:

    Beautiful. And yeah for a salad series! I’ve been so happy to see you getting so much good press and attention! [much deserved].

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Sarah, that’s so sweet of you to say :)

  9. sara Morris from sproutedkitchen.com on said:

    so many of my favorite things. your pictures keep getting more and more gorgeous. nice work, lady

  10. Congrats, Jeanine! Salads are all I want to eat this summer.

  11. Kasey from turntablekitchen.com on said:

    Hooray! That’s fantastic! I love Anthology and am excited to check out your salad recipes. Strawberries + quinoa is a perfect combination.

  12. Jacqui from goodthingsgrow.com on said:

    Made this over the weekend and it was delicious! I left out the cheese (dairy issues) and used a bit of red onion in place of the green, so good!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      glad you liked it, Jacqui!

  13. Renee on said:

    Thank you for this refreshing recipe, made it over the week for out of town company,perfect for Florida summer night ! Rose wine was the perfect complement
    Thank you :-)

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  19. Harriet on said:

    I may being stupid, but how many does this deliciousness serve?

    Thanks!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I’d say 2 if it’s dinner, 3-4 if it’s a side dish. It would taste good the next day for lunch if you erred on the side of extra :)

      Thanks for pointing that out, I’ll update that info in the recipe!

  20. Kathi on said:

    This is the best summer salad! It is beautiful and delicious. I added avocados and used avocado oil instead of olive oil. Didn’t have champagne vinegar, so substituted white balsamic. This will definitely be my “go-to” salad for potlucks. Thanks for wonderful recipes and beautiful photography.

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