Quinoa Caprese Salad

Ingredients for Quinoa Caprese Salad

  • 2 cups of cooked and cooled quinoa

  • 1 cup mixed greens (baby spinach or baby kale), rough chopped

  • 12 cherry sized mozzarella balls, quartered

  • 12 cherry or grape sized tomatoes, quartered

  • 4 to 6 bunches fresh basil, rough chopped

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons each fresh lemon juice and zest

  • coarse salt and pepper, to taste

Directions for Quinoa Caprese Salad

  1. In a large bowl, place the quinoa, mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.

  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pour over the ingredients from step 1. Add a few pinches of salt and a couple turns of freshly cracked pepper, toss together.

  3. Just prior to serving the salad add the chopped greens. Toss again, then your are ready to plate the salad. Top each serving with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Mangia!