Quinoa Fruit Salad with Yogurt

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Yogurt

I recently came across a new way to enjoy quinoa, as the base for a fruit salad. It is pretty simple to make. You just need some cooked quinoa, some yogurt, fruit, nuts and maybe some honey. Cooked quinoa keeps well in the fridge so if you make some extra you will have some on hand to enjoy whenever you want without having to wait 20 minutes to cook it. You can use whatever fruit that is available at the time. I had just come across some blood oranges and I threw them in along with some blueberries, kiwi and a banana. The quinoa fruit salad was a light and tasty treat.

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
yogurt
fruit
nuts
honey

Directions:
1. Rinse the quinoa.
2. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
3. Let the quinoa cool and assemble the salad.

Similar Recipes:
Quinoa Porridge
Aztec Quinoa Salad

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19 comments:

Katia said...

This looks delicious and healthy- what a great breakfast.

Peter M said...

Kevin, that's an all-in-one healthy breakfast.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Kevin, I haven't tried quinoa yet (I know, shame on me) and it's great to see a sweet recipe with it! YUM!

Daziano said...

Neither do I! But this recipe looks like a wonderful and very interesting way to try quinoa. Thanks!

Psychgrad said...

Looks good Kevin. Makes me really look forward to fresh local fruit.

Lisa said...

I just love quinoa. I don't know why I didn't think of this. What a perfect recipe! I'll be trying this one for sure.

nicisme said...

I have had some quinoa in the cupboard for ages and this recipe looks really easy to do. Thanks for posting this Kevin!
PS. I am going to really enjoy looking through your recipes, nice blog here!

Susan said...

This looks nice and light. I just found fresh blood oranges for the first time, but don't know what to do with them...perhaps something easy but special like this.

Deborah Dowd said...

I hadn't thought of quinoa this way, but it sounds healthy and delicious.

Dani Spies said...

Great...another must try Quinoa dish. I never thought to try it this way...so clever!!

LisaRene said...

It is interesting how we categorize certain foods. I always think of quinoa as a savory lunch/dinner food yet I make flaked quinoa for breakfast in the form of porridge and also bake with flaked quinoa (muffins & scones). It never occurred to me to use quinoa as a fruit/yogurt salad. A nice change of pace and a must try!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow Kevin! That looks so healthy and delicious!

Holler said...

That is a lovely big portion of gorgeousness!

Jaime said...

looks so healthy and delicious!

Suganya said...

This is such a neat idea. I love quinoa and I am gonna try this. Thanks for participating, Kevin.

Vicarious Foodie said...

Hey there--thanks for leaving me a comment! You have a nice blog here. I have a box of quinoa that's been sitting in my pantry . . . I picked it up because everyone's been talking about it lately but I haven't been able to decide what to do with it. Your salad looks great. I *love* blood oranges.

Meeta said...

kevin this looks great. I love quinoa and adding fruit to this is simply gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Looks great. This dish is right up my alley! I will try it this weekend. Thanks!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

First time here...very pleasant ...Absolutely mouthwatering & healthy fruit salad..

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