Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad



ÂĽ cup olive oil
ÂĽ cup fresh basil
1 cup dried quinoa, cooked (makes about 3 cups)
1½ cups fresh strawberries, sliced or chopped
ÂĽ cup shelled pistachios, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste, optional
Crumbled feta cheese, optional


  1. To flavor the olive oil with basil, in small pan, heat the olive oil and then sauté basil until crispy, about 4 minutes. Remove basil and let drain on a paper towel.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and gently stir.
  3. Garnish with crumbled fried basil leaves and feta cheese (optional)

Yield: 3 servings

Per serving (without optional ingredients): Calories: 313; Total Fat: 24 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Total Carbohydrate: 21 g; Total Sugars: 4 g (Added, 0 g); Dietary Fiber: 4 g; Protein: 5 g; Sodium: 8 mg; Potassium: 334 mg; Calcium: 37 mg; Vitamin D: 0 mcg; Iron: 1 mg.

(g=grams; mg=milligram(s); mcg = micrograms)

Recipe and photo courtesy of California Strawberries,


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