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You're absolutely right, Di, and I believe that's my fault.

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

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PREP TIME
15 mins
COOK TIME
5 mins
TOTAL TIME
20 mins

Author: Krista
Serves: 7 servings
INGREDIENTS
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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.
NOTES
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

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PREP TIME
5 mins
TOTAL TIME
5 mins

Author: Krista
Serves: 4 salad servings
INGREDIENTS
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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.
NOTES
I use a Magic Bullet or Nutribullet to blend everything. It works amazingly well and helps the dressing thicken up a bit.

Whole Recipe:
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

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You're absolutely right, Di, and I believe that's my fault.