Quinoa with blueberries, strawberries, mango and a refreshing honey lime dressing. This easy and healthy Quinoa Fruit Salad is by our own talented, in-house chef-instructor Will McDonough, and goes well with any summer meal.
FOR THE QUINOA:
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
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 all great options!