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Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mint & Creamy Goat Cheese

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Source: Chelsea - Victae.com


Serves
6
Prep
5 minutes
Cook
20 minutes

Who doesn’t want to make a recipe in under 30 minutes that can last all week in the fridge, and be enjoyed at any meal, be that breakfast or dinner! This Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mint and Creamy Goat Cheese is rich in antioxidants, as well as protein to keep you full and satisfied. Make once, enjoy all week! The perfect simple meal prep recipe. 


Ingredients


What (your ingredients):


1 cup quinoa


2 cups water


3 tablespoons orange juice (juice from 1 blood orange)


1 ½ tablespoons olive oil


1/8 teaspoon salt


1 lb. strawberries


20 fresh mint leaves


2 oz. goat cheese


Walnuts to serve


Directions


How (your directions):


Add 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water to a large sauté pan.  Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, create an easy vinaigrette by adding orange juice, olive oil, and salt to a large bowl.  Whisk and set aside.


Slice strawberries and chiffonade the mint.  Add to bowl with the vinaigrette.


When the quinoa has cooked for 15 minutes, turn off the heat, but leave the quinoa in the covered pan for 5 minutes.


Fluff the quinoa with a fork, then add to the bowl.  Stir to combine.


Place in refrigerator for a few minutes to cool.  Once cooled, crumble the goat cheese into the quinoa salad.


Serve room temperature or cold, and top with walnuts.


Enjoy for lunch or dinner (or even breakfast!) throughout the week.


Why (the science):  Mint and other herbs are high in antioxidants, which helps reduce inflammation and boost your immune system, which helps you feel better in general!


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