Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon Vinaigrette

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This fresh strawberry quinoa salad with goat cheese, sunflower seeds & lemon Vinaigrette is bright, refreshing, and addictive! The goat cheese adds the perfect tang to the sweet strawberries. For a little extra protein, I like adding pulled chicken breast on top!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup organic quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cups quartered strawberries
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (about 5-6 leaves)
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • For lemon dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
  • 1 large basil leaf, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste

From the kitchen of: Ambitious Kitchen  

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