clean eating | strawberry mint quinoa
Spring and strawberries go together like rhubarb and spring. It's a natural combination. This simple salad is a perfect accessory to a brunch or lunch. Or, you can pack it as your "no sad desk lunch" lunch. It's really good. You've only got a day or so until the strawberries start to wilt so eat fast.
It's the perfect Easter dish which is why I paired it with my lemon pepper salmon for a delicious clean eating Easter dinner. When you're "eating clean" sometimes it feels like you're "eating boring" - this changes that. At least with one recipe!
STRAWBERRY MINT QUINOA
In a glass bowl, combine quinoa and water. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for five minutes until cooked through. Add more time if needed.
Remove quinoa from the microwave, uncover, and fluff with a fork. Let cool 10 minutes.
Toss quinoa with strawberries, mint, olive oil, and balsamic. Taste and season with salt.
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup chopped strawberries
2 tablespoons chopped mint
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar