I can’t get enough strawberries in the summer. I could eat them in everything. And I do. When they’re in season, it’s not uncommon for strawberries to show up in my breakfast, snacks, lunch, and then dessert all in one day.
This salad is an example of how they show up in lunch. Paired with cucumbers, fresh mint, and quinoa, this salad makes a nice, light summer lunch. If you need a more substantial meal, this works as a great side dish.
Ever since going gluten-free, quinoa’s been a heavy hitter over here. I’ve always liked it (well, since I first tried it three or four years ago), but I appreciate it so much more now that my grains are limited. It’s a great vegan protein source and is super versatile. You can use it just like you’d use rice.
I love adding strawberries to salads, especially when they are in their peak season. I hope you enjoy this fresh summer salad as much as we did.
If you like the idea of a quinoa-fruit salad, you might also like my Quinoa Watermelon Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette.