Strawberry Spinach Quinoa Salad- Under $5

Yield – 2 main dish servings, 4 to 6 side dish servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes to mix together

Cooking Time – 15 minutes for quinoa, 2 hours to chill


  • 2 cups white quinoa ($1.50)
  • 6 large strawberries, hulled and chopped ($1.50)
  • 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach, chopped ($.50)
  • About 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped or slivered almonds ($1)
  • Dressing drizzles – balsamic, poppyseed, or other sweet vinaigrette ($.25)Image



  • Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Cool for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
  • When ready to serve, mix together the chilled quinoa, strawberries, chopped spinach and almonds. Drizzle the dressing over the top.
  • Serve chilled as main dish, or side dish. Perfect for lunch too!

Cost $4.75

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