Strawberry Salad & Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette

Portions: 4

Ingredients
  • ½ cup uncooked red quinoa
  • Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
  • 1 package (12 oz) spring lettuce mix
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, quartered
  • ½ cup sliced blanched almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup julienned red onion
  • 4 tsp. chopped fresh mint leaves
Instructions
1
Cook red quinoa according to package directions. Prepare Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette. Refrigerate both until ready to serve.
2
For the salad, toss lettuce and cooked quinoa to gently mix. Divide among 4 serving plates. Sprinkle each with ½ cup strawberries, 2 tablespoons each red onion and almonds, and 1 teaspoon mint.
3
Drizzle each salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Dark Chocolate Vinaigrette: Mix ¼ cup balsamic vinegar, 3 Tbsp. orange juice, 2 tsp. olive oil, 2 tsp. granulated sugar and ¾ tsp. Dijon mustard until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa until well-blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories
360
Carbs
54g
protein
12g
fat
13g
sat. fat
1.5g
sodium
60mg
fiber
10g
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