Monday, May 27, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

It’s Memorial Day which means that summer has officially begun!  We’re ringing in this amazing season with a delicious summer salad recipe for Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing!  We love this recipe because you can use all your favorite summer fruits and berries to fill your tummy and make your skin glow!  So go ahead and dig in and have a Happy Memorial Day!

Quinoa Fruit Salad summer salad

Ingredients:

1 cup 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

 

Instructions:

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.

 

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

 

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!

 

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

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