Fox Recipe Box: Strawberry-Feta Quinoa Salad

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s a light, summer salad that is packed with protein and flavor. Stefanie Paganini stopped by Fox 8 News in the Morning to show viewers how to make her Strawberry-Feta Quinoa Salad.

Paganini is a culinary instructor at the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking in Chesterland.

In just a few weeks, the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute will be hosting an event called “Taste of ICASI” which helps fund scholarships and the student library. It’s on July 20th from noon – 4 p.m.

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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.

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