Asparagus, Strawberry, and Quinoa Caprese Salad
 
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Serves: 7 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 30 spears asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 16 strawberries, sliced (about 12 ounces)
  • 4.5 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
  • ⅓ cup Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Place the cooked quinoa in a large salad bowl.
  2. Prepare the balsamic vinaigrette and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once heated, add the asparagus and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the asparagus is bright green and slightly tender, yet still has a little crunch.
  4. Add the asparagus to the quinoa. Mix in the strawberries, mozzarella cheese, and the balsamic vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Top the salad with chopped fresh basil.
Notes
Serving size: 1 cup
Nutrition Information (per serving) from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 178 Fat: 5.5g Carb: 21.3g Fiber: 4.6g Protein: 10.3g Sugar 5.3g Sodium: 171mg
Recipe by Destination Delish at http://www.destinationdelish.com/asparagus-strawberry-quinoa-caprese-salad/