Fox 8 Recipe Box: Quinoa Spinach Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

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CHESTERLAND, Ohio -- Culinary instructor Stefanie Paganini has lots of great ideas for no-fuss delicious summer suppers. In fact she is teaching a cooking class called 'Simple Summer Meals' and she shared one of the featured recipes with Fox 8's Kristi Capel.

Click here to learn more about Stefanie's class 'Simple Summer Meals' and other culinary classes offered at the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking.

Strawberry-Feta Quinoa Salad

Serves 8

2 cups quinoa
2 ½ cups water
2 cups strawberries, hulled, quartered
1 cup spinach, chiffonade
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Boil water and add quinoa.  Allow to cook until quinoa is al dente.  Drain any excess water. Cool quinoa. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and toss with dressing.

Strawberry Dressing

 1/4 cup strawberry jam
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 cloves garlic, roasted, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender to combine.  Adjust to taste. Toss with quinoa salad.