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.

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Strawberry quinoa & feta salad
 
Serves: serves 2 as a full meal, 3-4 as a side
Ingredients
  • 1½ c cooked quinoa (3/4 c uncooked, plus 1½ c water)
  • ¾ c sliced strawberries (about 5-6 large strawberries)
  • ½ c chopped or crumbled feta
  • ¼ c chopped mint
  • ¼ c chopped scallions (green and white parts)
  • ⅓ c chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 c baby salad greens
  • ¼ 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
  • ½ garlic clove, minced
  • ½ 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 togetherโ€ฆ 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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38 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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  26. Lenore Stein on said:

    This recipe is very refreshing and has a lovely variety of flavors which combine so well! We especially love the addition of the quinoa and toasting it really makes it a delicious addition! This will become a favorite in our home. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  30. Michelle Henry on said:

    My first salad with quinoa. Loved it. The family wasn’t sure about the ingredient but I won’t give up. Next going to try the quinoa and apricot salad. And I hope to capture a pic next time for sharing.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Michelle, so glad you liked it! (hopefully the family comes around :). Hope you like the apricot salad!

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