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Summer Peach Quinoa Salad

Summer Peach Quinoa Salad


  • Author: Heather Lasco, RD
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

The perfect summer side dish or entree for any weeknight meal, picnic, or gathering.


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Ingredients

For the Salad:
3 peaches, sliced thinly
1 cup blueberries;1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped roughly
2 cups uncooked quinoa
34 basil leaves, sliced into thin ribbons
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
4 cups baby spring mix or salad greens of your choice

For the dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
1 orange juiced
1 tbsp ginger, peeled and grated
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Spray nonstick cooking spray on a baking sheet and place the hazelnuts on the tray. Make sure the hazelnuts are spread out in one even layer. Place the hazelnuts in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
  2. In a medium pot cook the quinoa according to the package instructions.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking prepare the salad dressing in a small bowl by whisking the olive oil, orange juice, ginger, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, salt, and pepper together.
  4. In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, basil, peaches, blueberries, toasted hazelnuts, and baby spring mix. Pour about half of the dressing over the salad mixture and gently stir to combine. Serve immediately or store in the fridge up to 2-3 days.

  • Category: Salad

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