This strawberry summer red quinoa salad with feta is the perfect compliment to your BBQ or summer picnic.  I love that you can have this warm or cold – and it’s delicious.

The unofficial start of summer is here!  And I couldn’t be any happier about it.  I love the summer season (even though it gets so hot here).  

To me, summer means BBQs, friends, drinks outside, and lounging around the house.  

It means slower days and where dreams really start to take shape.  It means relaxing and just living in the moment.

If you are interested in additional side dish recipes, try this Healthy Black Bean and Feta Quinoa Salad recipe or this easy guacamole recipe.

I wish I could say that I was good with eating while we were moving.  But that just wasn’t the case.  I think most of that is just due to the stress of packing and closing.

Entertaining everyone who has stopped by to the house so far.  It’s been an experience to say the least.  I am so happy that it’s over!

Despite our move, this strawberry summer red quinoa salad with feta has been a lifesaver.  It’s only 2 Smartpoints on Weight Watchers, and it’s so easy to make.  

I used this recipe as a side dish while we had visitors after we moved in.  

Despite the chaos, we have had a lot of wonderful visitors, and having this side dish was a perfect compliment to the BBQ my sister and her family brought us.

This dish is so fresh and easy to make.  You can also change the fruit to suit your needs and favorites.  I would add kiwi to this dish to add some color and a different flavor.  

But, I loved how the flavors of the strawberries, blueberries and mango all came together – and the feta cheese didn’t hurt it either.

If you are interested in additional vegetarian recipes, this veggie fried quinoa recipe is fantastic. Also, this avocado, tomato and chickpea salad is amazing.

How to make this strawberry quinoa salad with Feta

  1. Rinse the quinoa before cooking it. This will help it not taste as bitter.  Bring a pot of water to a boil.

  2. Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, covered, for about 15 minutes, or until cooked.  Remove from heat and let cool – about 20 minutes.

  3. Once the quinoa has cooled, add in the chopped fruit and stir to combine. Add in the crumbled feta cheese and stir to combine.

Strawberry Summer Red Quinoa Salad with Feta

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 2 SmartPoints per serving, 1 cup
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 12 servings
Calories 88 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked red quinoa
  • 1 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup mango chopped
  • 1 cup kiwi chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the quinoa before cooking it. This will help it not taste as bitter.  Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the rinsed quinoa and cook, covered, for about 15 minutes, or until cooked.  Remove from heat and let cool – about 20 minutes.
  • Once the quinoa has cooled, add in the chopped fruit and stir to combine. Add in the crumbled feta cheese and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 14.2gProtein: 3.2gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 5.6mgSodium: 58.4mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 4g
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2 Comments

  1. I am a purist with my fruit too, but this salad just screams summer. The fruits and the different flavors of everything, mixed with the feta cheese really makes a great dish. I like this salad because you can eat it cold (just let the quinoa cool off before you add your fruit), so there isn’t much “cooking” required.

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