Fruity Quinoa Salad

Fruity Quinoa Salad

Happy Fourth of July!

This summertime, festive salad is a perfect picnic side dish. The Fruity Quinoa Salad recipe is easy, gluten-free, has no added sugars, and is delicious. Get the recipe and others like it from @nutritiontofit.

What better way to celebrate than with festively patriotic food!? That was totally the inspiration for today’s Fruity Quinoa Salad!

Now, I know some people have really strong feelings about fruit in salads in any shape or form. I have some friends that refuse to eat any kind of salad if there’s fruit in it. I’m amazed that we’re still able to be friends (just kidding!), because I freaking LOVE fruit in my salads! Whether it be fresh fruit on the salad, a fruit-based dressing or marinade (like my Strawberry Salmon Salad), or using citrus for flavor or as a dressing, I’m all about fruity salads all the time.

This summertime, festive salad is a perfect picnic side dish. The Fruity Quinoa Salad recipe is easy, gluten-free, has no added sugars, and is delicious. Get the recipe and others like it from @nutritiontofit.

My simple Fruity Quinoa Salad uses fresh fruit with these gorgeous cherries and blueberries. It also uses orange juice in a dressing that just adds another layer of subtle sweet flavor.

I didn’t want the salad to get too sweet in flavor, so I also added one of my absolute favorite seasoning blends: herbes de Provence. Herbes de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs often found in the Provence region in southeastern France. The blend often includes savory, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. In North American markets, the blends are sold containing lavender, too, which I’ll be honest – I love!

This summertime, festive salad is a perfect picnic side dish. The Fruity Quinoa Salad recipe is easy, gluten-free, has no added sugars, and is delicious. Get the recipe and others like it from @nutritiontofit.

Once the simple dressing is prepared, all you need to do is toss cooked and cooled quinoa, the dressing and fresh fruit together and pair with some creamy crumbled goat cheese and crunchy  toasted sunflower seeds. It makes for a very light and refreshing salad that’s packed with protein and antioxidants. A great way to refuel on a hot summer’s day playing outside!

This summertime, festive salad is a perfect picnic side dish. The Fruity Quinoa Salad recipe is easy, gluten-free, has no added sugars, and is delicious. Get the recipe and others like it from @nutritiontofit.

If you guys try this Fruity Quinoa Salad be sure to tag me (@nutritiontofit and #nutritiontofit) on Instagram, or share to my Facebook page. I’d love to see you and your family and friends enjoying this summertime salad perfect for barbecue picnics!

This summertime, festive salad is a perfect picnic side dish. The Fruity Quinoa Salad recipe is easy, gluten-free, has no added sugars, and is delicious. Get the recipe and others like it from @nutritiontofit.

Fruity Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 c. blueberries
  • 1/4 c. pitted and quartered cherries
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp herbes de Provence

Instructions

  1. Allow cooked quinoa to cool.
  2. Combine quinoa, blueberries, cherries, sunflower seeds, and cheese in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, and herbes de provence.
  4. Drizzle quinoa mixture with the orange dressing and gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving. Can be made in advance and refrigerated 1-2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Fruity Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This summertime, festive salad is a perfect picnic side dish. The Fruity Quinoa Salad recipe is easy, gluten-free, has no added sugars, and is delicious. Get the recipe and others like it from @nutritiontofit.

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