Quinoa Fruit Salad

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This easy-prep quinoa fruit salad combines fresh fruit with a delicious honey lime dressing. It makes a nice breakfast, light lunch, or even a snack. If you’re looking for something healthy to take to potluck or picnic, this is your go-to!

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Gluten-free and packed with nutrients, this scrumptious salad is perfect for a meal or snack.
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 241kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa dry, pre-rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup blueberries fresh
  • 1/2 cup strawberries fresh
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves fresh, chopped

Instructions

  • Over medium-high heat, bring water and quinoa to a boil, reduce heat to a low-boil, cover and cook approximately 15 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed most of the water. Turn off the heat and leave the covered quinoa on the burner for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool then refrigerate until chilled.
  • Combine the chilled quinoa with the fruit in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add the olive oil, lime juice, and honey in a jar with a lid and shake. Toss with the salad and sprinkle on the fresh mint leaves.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8

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6 Comments on "Quinoa Fruit Salad"

  1. Naedine  February 13, 2016

    Is the quinoa cooked with water or with broth?

    Reply
  2. Bev  August 6, 2016

    Seems like vinegar should be mixed in with the olive oil in the honey-lime vinaigrette.

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  August 7, 2016

      Bev, Lime juice is used instead of vinegar. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Renee  March 23, 2017

    Is this diabetic friendly$ wondering about carb count…

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  March 23, 2017

      Renee, The carbs are what’s considered “good” carbs and come primarily from the fruit and quinoa.
      There are 7 grams sugar in each serving. Please check with your doctor regarding whether or not this particular recipe is diabetic friendly. 🙂

      Reply

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