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
Serves: 2 as a main, 3-4 as a side
For the lemon honey vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus more for squeezing
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • ½ garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper
For the salad:
  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa
  • ¾ cup sliced strawberries (about 5-6 large strawberries)
  • ½ cup chopped or crumbled feta
  • ¼ cup chopped mint
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions, green and white parts
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 cups baby salad greens
  • ¼ cup sprouts (optional)
  1. Make the lemon honey vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, and honey with pinches of salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the quinoa, strawberries, feta, mint, scallions, walnuts, greens, and sprouts, if using. Pour in the dressing and toss again. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. I added a final squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil on top.
  3. 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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  1. Cassie from on said:

    This is gorgeous. Heading over for the recipe now.

  2. Amelia from on said:

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

  3. Kankana from 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 on said:

    Lovely lovely salad!

  5. ATasteOfMadness from 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    • jeanine from on said:

      thanks! Hope you liked the quinoa!

  6. Sarah from 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. Lovely salad! Heading over for more photos and the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Alaina from on said:

    This looks excellent! Thanks for sharing!

  9. sarah from 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 on said:

      Hi Sarah, that’s so sweet of you to say ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. sara Morris from on said:

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

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

  12. Kasey from on said:

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

  13. Jacqui from 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 on said:

      glad you liked it, Jacqui!

  14. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Harriet on said:

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


    • jeanine from 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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 on said:

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

  19. rosette girl on said:

    I plan on serving this recipe with another side dish. I think corn souflle will be great. However I have other options like cowboy beans until curried split peas.
    I have doubt and I want to know

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