Quinoa Fruit Salad

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Pineapples, strawberries, and blueberries… oh my!

I love fruit! I could eat it everyday.. well I do eat it every day.

While Rafael was driving down to Miami to get some rims and tires for his car, I was in the kitchen cooking up a storm of fruit deliciousness. He doesn’t like fruit (except apples) or healthy stuff (I just don’t tell him!) so I have to cook all my super healthy meals that enjoy I so much by myself. Also, this recipe serves 4 to 6 people, depending if you serve it as a side or main course. I just decided to put it in one big bowl and go from there. So imagine me sitting on the couch, by myself, chowing down on a massive bowl of this quinoa fruit salad.

 

Quinoa Fruit Salad | The Crave Gallery

 

I may be a bit weird, but at least I’m healthy.

Let me just take the time to talk about the dressing. It’s amazing! Made with fresh Florida oranges… have you ever had a fresh Florida orange?!?! If not, get a place ticket or drive down here as soon as possible and go pick some fresh oranges, you will thank me. I also use this dressing on spinach salads or the base for a fruity cocktail, it’s versatile and THAT GOOD. I always make a little extra so I can save some in the fridge in case I was to make  anything else with this.

So beat the summer heat by making a cocktail and enjoying this refreshing salad!

 

Quinoa Fruit Salad | The Crave Gallery

 

 

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 lime, juice
  • 1/2 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1 TBSP organic honey
  • 1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup pineapples, cut into small chunks
  • 1 TBSP cilantro, thinly chopped
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according the directions, add a pinch of salt, set aside and let cool to room temperature (You can also place in the fridge to speed the process up)
  2. In a blender, add oranges slices, lime juice, and honey, blend until smooth
  3. Once the quinoa is cool place in a large mixing bowl
  4. Add fruit, cilantro, and top with orange and lime dressing, toss until coated
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3 Responses

  1. this is seriously a good idea.. never thought to add quinoa before in a fruit salad. love it!

  1. August 27, 2014

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