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This Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad is sponsored by Success®. They provided Tri-Color 100% Quinoa for a wholesome, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

This salad is perfect for summer, using simple ingredients you can get at any local farmer’s market. It’s seasonal, flavorful, requires very little time and effort, and it’s basically a bowl full of super foods!

Fresh spinach
Blueberries
Pecans
Quinoa

And the dressing? You don’t wanna miss this. And you’re going to want to put it on every other salad you make. How can something so simple be so tasty?!

Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

To really keep things quick and easy, I used Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa. It’s such an awesome shortcut, cooking in only 10 minutes. Even better, it’s  pre-portioned in BPA free boil-in-bags, so there’s no measure and no mess. It cooks perfectly every time!!

I love it, not only for easy salads, but it’s versatile to use in a number of dishes, from breakfast to dinner. It even works well as a stand alone for a nutrition-packed side dish.

Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

Success Quinoa is light and fluffy with a nutty flavor, plus it’s gluten free, 100 percent whole grain, a good source of fiber and a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Super food, indeed!

Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

You guys are sure to love this salad as much as I do. It’s:

Summery
Crisp
Fruity
Savory-sweet
Satisfying
Quick
Plant-based
& Seriously delicious

Divide this recipe into two for a hearty entrée or four for an easy summer side dish.

If you try this salad, let us know! Leave a comment and tag a picture #kimscravings on Instagram so we can all see! Enjoy, friends!

Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!
Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!
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5 from 5 votes
Servings:2 large salads
Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 

A wholesome, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

Ingredients
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 avocado halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup Success® Tri-Color 100% Quinoa (cooked according to package instructions)*
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta optional
For the balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar**
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
Instructions
  1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey in a small bowl or jar; set aside.

  2. To assemble the salad, place spinach in a large bowl; top with blueberries, avocado, quinoa, pecans and feta cheese. Pour dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

*When using Success Boil-in-Bag Quinoa, you will have leftover (one bag makes 1 1/2 cups quinoa). Use leftovers in other salads or as a side for another meal.

**If you have a favorite flavored balsamic vinegar, feel free to use that.

Author: Kim
Course: Salad

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Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

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Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!

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This Blueberry Pecan Quinoa Salad is sponsored by Success®. They provided Tri-Color 100% Quinoa for a wholesome, filling salad tossed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette, creating the perfect blend of flavors!