As a mom, I’m always looking for healthy menu options like summer salad, so I thought I would share with you, my new fav…
STRAWBERRY SUMMER SALAD
1 Package of SPRING MIX (my personal favorite, is at CENTRAL MARKET…however, any grocery store/market should carry it)
1 Pint Whole Organic Strawberries
1 Pint Mushrooms
1/2 Cup Pre-packaged Sliced Almonds
2 Large Tomatoes
1 Whole Cucumber
1 Pint Fresh Organic Blueberries
1 Package Garden Onions Diced
1 Large Apple (my favorites are Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji or Pink Lady)
1 Package Quinoa (cooked then chilled)
Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
Cracked Pepper to taste
“Strawberry Summer Salad”
Make the Quinoa, according to the directions on the box, then cover, and set aside in the refrigerator to chill.
Rinse Spring Mix thoroughly, use salad spinner or other method to dry, place into salad bowl; set aside.
Rinse Strawberries, then cut into slices or squares; add to salad bowl (full of spring mix.)
Peel Cucumber, then cut into slices, or one inch squares; add to the salad bowl.
Cut up tomatoes, into one inch squares; add to salad bowl.
Rinse Blueberries; add to salad bowl.
Rinse, then dice the garden onions; add to bowl.
Rinse and/or peel the apple, then cut into one inch squares, and add to salad.
Rinse, then slice mushrooms; add to bowl.
Mix the Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar in a bowl, or dressing dispenser…set aside, and use on top of salad, as desired.
Put fresh cracked pepper corn, on top of salad.
Sprinkle the fresh shredded Parmesan Cheese on top.
Sprinkle chilled Quinoa on top of salad.
Sprinkle the sliced almonds on top.
Then if you like, you can add some cottage cheese and/or
Rice Chips, or crackers on the side.
ENJOY 😉 and stay healthy!
I have listed a link below to give you some information on Quinoa …I LOVE it, and because of it’s AMAZING health benefits (too many to list here,) I try to incorporate it into many of my recipes.