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Strawberry Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

This strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad is the perfect addition to your summer menu. You’re going to love how light and flavorful this dish tastes!

Strawberry Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad by Nutmeg Nanny

During the summer I eat so much salad it’s not even funny.

Normally I just take a giant bowl of lettuce, throw on some leftover vegetables and then top it all with a fried egg.

Sweet Baby J, I could eat a fried egg on top of almost anything and it would make me the happiest lady in all the land.

My dad is grossed about by this but he is totally wrong.

Fried eggs make the world a happy place.

Am I right?

A bowl of strawberries.

Speaking of happy places.

Normally I would consider the grocery store my happy place.

Sometimes I get frustrated while shopping but for the most part, I can run in, find exactly what I need, and check out.

It’s calming to me to know everything will always be in its place.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad on a white plate with goat cheese.

Strawberry dressing being poured onto a salad.

This salad is filled with peppery arugula, creamy goat cheese, hearty quinoa, and sweet summer strawberries and topped with crunchy sprouted grains.

The dressing could not be simpler and it’s super smooth since I whipped it up in my Vitamix.

Summer is my time to be smitten with berries. How can you not love them this time of the year?

Strawberry Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad on a large plate.
Strawberry Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad by Nutmeg Nanny

Strawberry Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad is the perfect addition to your summer menu. You're going to love how light and flavorful this dish tastes!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For salad:

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cooked tricolored quinoa
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint depending on love of mint
  • 1/4 cup crunchy sprouted grains

For dressing:

  • 6 medium sized fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey


For salad:

  • In a large bowl gently mix together all ingredients.
  • Gently toss with dressing just until the salad is moistened. You can also serve the dressing on the side if desired.

For dressing:

  • In a blender add strawberries, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey. Blend on high until smooth. If the dressing is too thick simply add a bit more oil.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa salad, strawberry quinoa salad, summer strawberry salad
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating


Sunday 26th of July 2015

Oh my.... This is Stunningly delicious....


Thursday 21st of August 2014

I made this and swapped the sprouts for crunchy green onions and added candied pepitos! YUM!


Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

I made this for my family with a few adjustments. I didn't have the greens asked for so I used baby spinach. My family LOVED this! I have 3 teenage girls and a picky hubby and they all asked for it again! I am only saddened I waited for the end of the strawberry season to try this for the first time! I am going to try using blueberries and see how we like it! Thank you for this fantastic new family favorite!


Thursday 3rd of July 2014

I'm so happy your family enjoyed the salad! I would love to hear how the blueberry idea turns out :)


Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Thanks! I made the salad today for my bible study group and it was a hit. I could not find the thyme apricot goat cheese you used (which sounds yummy) but used cranberry tarragon goat cheese instead. I also found the sprouted grains. I liked them. Thanks!!


Saturday 28th of June 2014

Hi Alice! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know you tried the salad! It's such a hit around our house because it's so simple but packed with so much flavor. I have tried that cranberry tarragon goat cheese before and I agree it's amazing! I really like it sprinkled over pork :)


Monday 23rd of June 2014

Hi, where do you buy crunchy sprouted grains? I have seen sprouted grains listed on cereals and breads, but have not seen them like this. Thanks!


Monday 23rd of June 2014

Hi Alice! I found my crunchy sprouted grains right in my local grocery store - near where you would find sprouts. If you can't find them you could substitute alfalfa sprouts (would not be as crunchy), sunflower seeds (lots of great crunch) or just throw them both on there. I use them more for the added nutrition and crunch than for flavor. However, the salad won't suffer in flavor department if you leave them off.


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