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Strawberry Pear & Quinoa Salad

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This salad is your new favourite lunch. It is easy to whip up it fuels your body all 3 macronutrients, a clean protein source, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The real reason this recipe is going to be your new favourite is that this fresh summer salad tastes amazing.

Summer is a busy time for a lot of people one of the best ways to ensure you are eating healthy is to find simple fresh recipe that can be whipped up quickly. This recipe definitely meets those requirements and you can put your own spin on it if you are missing an ingredient. I also shared a delicious Tahini dressing that works for a lot of fresh fruit salads.

We recently went strawberry picking at Barrie Hill farms and have been making everything with strawberries because they are in season and oh so delicious. Want more strawberry recipes? https://pamrocca.com/2020/07/healthy-strawberry-crisp/ grab my favourite Healthy Strawberry Crisp recipe and a free guide loaded with strawberry recipes.

This Easy Strawberry Pear & Quinoa Salad checks all the boxes but most importantly it smells and tastes absolutely fantastic!

Quinoa is gluten-free and an excellent source of protein (a complete protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acids), it also contains fibre, vitamin B, Vitamin E, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc. It also contains antioxidants, you can easily see this is a really clean way to add protein to any salad or favourite bowl. If you are not a fan of quinoa you can easily substitute for chickpeas or your favourite protein source. Make this recipe work for you.

This Salad is:

  • gluten-free
  • dairy-free
  • plant-based/vegan
  • nut-free
  • delicious

Dig in!

The Recipe

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Strawberry Pear & Quinoa Salad

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

6-8 cups arugula or spinach

½ cup dry quinoa

½ cup strawberries, sliced

1 pear, sliced

¼ cup red onion, slices

Tahini Dressing

2 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1-2 tablespoons water

Dash of salt

Directions
  1. In a medium pot add quinoa and water and cook according to package directions. Cool for 5-10 minutes. 
  2. In a large plate or bowl cover bottom with arugula, top with cooked cooled quinoa, add pear, strawberry and onion slices. 
  3. In a small bowl make dressing by adding tahini, maple syrup, lemon juice, water and salt. Start with 1 tablespoon of water and add more until desired consistency. Stir well and drizzle over salad just before serving.

If you make this recipe I would love to hear what you think in the comments below. If you make this delicious summer salad be sure to tag me in your photo’s over on Instagram @Pam_Rocca.

As always sharing is caring, if you know someone who would love this recipe I would so appreciate you sharing it with them.

Happy Meal Prep Sunday,

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