I had to rearrange the recipe to make it suitable for the recipe form here, and I didn't notice that the "1 cup" meant that was the size of a serving of salad. OOPS! Anyway, it's very good!
Happy to see you around here again, Di!
Here is what it looked like, copied directly from the website:
Asparagus, Strawberry, and Quinoa Caprese Salad
Serves: 7 servings
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 teaspoon olive oil
30 spears asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
16 strawberries, sliced (about 12 ounces)
4.5 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
⅓ cup Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
Place the cooked quinoa in a large salad bowl.
Prepare the balsamic vinaigrette and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once heated, add the asparagus and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the asparagus is bright green and slightly tender, yet still has a little crunch.
Add the asparagus to the quinoa. Mix in the strawberries, mozzarella cheese, and the balsamic vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Top the salad with chopped fresh basil.
Serving size: 1 cup
Nutrition Information (per serving) from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 178 Fat: 5.5g Carb: 21.3g Fiber: 4.6g Protein: 10.3g Sugar 5.3g Sodium: 171mg
Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Serves: 4 salad servings
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ clove garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey
Dash salt and pepper
Place all ingredients in a small bowl, mini food processor, or blender. If using a bowl, whisk all ingredients together. If using a food processor or blender, mix on high until the dressing reaches a smooth consistency. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
I use a Magic Bullet or Nutribullet to blend everything. It works amazingly well and helps the dressing thicken up a bit.
Nutrition Information from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 76 Fat: 5g Carb: 6g Fiber: 0g Protein: .3g Sugar 4.3g Sodium: 216mg
Weight Watchers Points calculated from member site
3 Points Plus