Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad

February 28th, 2013 by Loretta Lanphier, NP, CN, CH, HHP

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Blueberries, strawberries and mango are some of the most healthy fruit one can eat and provide high levels of antioxidants. This recipe is light and refreshing and especially satisfying for warm spring days and hot summer days.  Not only will you find the recipe great tasting, but the presentation of Quinoa Fruit Salad is simply gorgeous! Be sure to add this tasty fruit salad to your must-make recipe list. Oh, as always make sure you use fresh organic fruit when available.

Yield: Serves 6-as a side dish

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Quinoa with blueberries, strawberries, mango, and a refreshing honey lime dressing. This easy and healthy Quinoa Fruit Salad goes well with any summer meal.

(Always use organic ingredients when available.)

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa (I used Red Quinoa)
2 cups water
Pinch of salt

For the Honey Lime Dressing:

Juice of 1 large lime
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

For the fruit:

1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups chopped mango
Extra chopped mint, for garnish-optional

Directions:

1. Using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let quinoa cool to room temperature.

2. To make the Honey Lime Dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, and mint together until combined.

3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, blueberries, strawberries, and mango. Pour honey lime dressing over the fruit salad and mix until well combined. Garnish with additional mint, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Note-Use your favorite fruit in this salad. Blackberries, peaches, kiwi, raspberries, pineapple, grapes, etc. are great options!

Original recipe two peas & their pod

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