Quinoa Fruit Salad

16 Sep



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.




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


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!


This recipe was found here.


Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Recipes


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4 responses to “Quinoa Fruit Salad

  1. wartica

    September 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    This is probably one of the best ways to start your day; processed cereals have no chance!

    • rzirkle

      September 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      I hadn’t thought about having this for breakfast. That’s a great idea! I also love making lots of quinoa at the beginning of the week and then every morning having some with Greek yogurt and fruit. Sooo good and really easy!

  2. trialsinfood

    September 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Looks yummy! Never thought to have quinoa with fruit before.

  3. jnonymous81

    September 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    This sounds delicious, I can imagine having this on the patio in the summer!


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