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Watermelon Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad

Category: Melons, Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 batch lemon shallot dressing
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon, 1/4-1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled + chopped
  • Goat cheese, crumbled
  • Basil, thinly sliced
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Honey
  • Lemon, strawberries, salt, pepper, to garnish


1. After quinoa has cooked, let cool and then place in the fridge until fully chilled.

2. Plate just before serving.

3. Plating option 1: Toss quinoa + fruit together with as much dressing as desired. Place in a large bowl/platter or in individual serving cups and top with crumbled goat cheese, sliced basil, almonds, and a honey drizzle. Add other garnishes if desired. Serve immediately.

4. Plating option 2: Plate quinoa on a large platter, then add the watermelon + strawberries on top, followed by the crumbled goat cheese, basil, and sliced almonds. Add other garnishes if desired. Drizzle with honey drizzle + dressing or serve on the side. Serve immediately.

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