Quinoa Fruit Salad

This recipe is great for a hot summer day.  It’s light and refreshing and contains tons of fresh fruit full of antioxidants. It is made with quinoa which is actually not a grain.  It is a seed and completely free of gluten which makes it easier to digest and allows the body to better absorb important nutrients.  It is a complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids, and full of fiber.  The best part about this dish is that it’s a great meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Ingredients

Makes 13 servings

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup peaches, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp. honey

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring occasionally
  • Let boil for 5 minutes then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until water has completely evaporated
  • While quinoa is cooking, chop strawberries, mango, and basil and combine with with blueberries in a large bowl
  • Whisk together juice of 1 lime and honey, set aside
  • Once quinoa has cooled, add to fruit mixture, top with dressing, and stir

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (75 grams), Calories: 92, Calories from Fat: 9, Total Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 2mg, Total Carbohydrates: 20g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 9g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 4%, Vitamin C: 31%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 4%

 

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