July 30, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Quinoa Fruit Salad

I think that one of the best parts of summer is the wonderful offerings of the fruit stands and produce markets in my area.  Nothing against grocery stores...but it's nice to know that when I drop by a fruit stand a few miles from my house, that I'm actually supporting local growers!
Someone on Twitter (sorry, I don't remember who!) was talking about a quinoa fruit salad over the weekend...and that got me curious.  So I played online, then I played in the kitchen!


Quinoa Fruit Sald
1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
1 apple, rinsed and diced
2 peaches, rinsed and diced
1/2 pint blueberries, rinsed
1 pint strawberries, rinsed and sliced
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 cup slivered almonds or chopped pecans

Cook the quinoa according to package directions, remembering to rinse it well first to get rid of the bitter taste.

In a large bowl, dump all your rinsed and diced fruits. When your quinoa is cooked and fluffed, add that in too.  Then add the balsamic vinegar, orange juice and honey...and mix well.

Let cool for an hour or so.  Just before serving, sprinkle nuts of your choice on top. (And maybe a little vanilla ice cream too!)

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. I've never had a sweet quinoa salad--only savory. Cool idea!
    Thank you for hosting.

  2. Thank you for hosting! I look forward to browsing these recipes.

  3. I've never had quinoa. Is it good? What does it taste like?

  4. Nom nom nom! Mmmm...I usually make savory quinoa, but I bet it's great sweet with fruit too! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I've been wanting to do some new things with quinoa. I'm really excited to try this!

  6. Thanks for hosting! I've been hearing more about quinoa lately. :)


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