Fruity Quinoa Salad

Quinoa and fruit go brilliantly together in this fantastic, healthy fruit salad.  Simply add your favourite fruit, and consider throwing in some nuts too.


Fruity Quinoa Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained well
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅔ cup diced peeled cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ⅔ cup fresh blueberries
  • ⅔ cup cubed mango
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and reserve
  • 3 tablespoons juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In medium pot, combine quinoa and water. Bring to boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. In large bowl, combine quinoa, cucumber, onion, blueberries, mango and oranges.
  3. In small bowl, whisk oil, reserved 3 tablespoons orange juice, lemon juice, cayenne and season to taste. Toss with salad.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 181 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 0g Sugar: 15g Sodium: 8mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg
Nutritional Nugget: Quinoa is a grain-like seed that is high in protein, iron and fiber, as well as low in fat – especially important for vegetarians and those on a low-fat diet.

Recipe from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook.

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Holly Clegg has used the motto ”Real food, real easy… for real people” to guide her through the creation of her trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, which has sold over one million books. For over 20 years, Holly has championed satisfying, everyday recipes that are easy-to-prepare, healthy and family favorites. Her busy lifestyle, yet her desire to feed her own family health-conscious, homemade meals has continuously served as her inspiration through the years.

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