Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Quinoa fruit salad is the perfect blend of blueberries, strawberries, pineapple and quinoa with a delightful honey lime dressing. Need a healthy recipe for a potluck? This one’s a winner!

Quinoa Fruit Salad

I assigned myself salad for our upcoming Easter brunch.  I’ve been considering Caribbean Salad and even Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad because it is so well-liked.

The occasion is at my brother’s house so I’m feeling very little stress at the moment.That said, being miss fancy pants food blogger around our house, I can’t just bring any  ‘ol dish. But…it can’t be complicated either.

Shhhh…Did I mention that I’m thoroughly enjoying this reprieve from hosting duties. 🙂

Quinoa Fruit Salad

So, I settled on fruit salad. Everyone likes fruit. Right? The kiddos do, I do and the grandparents do too.

To make things interesting, I mixed in a decent portion of healthy quinoa…which is always a fun topic of conversation…(yes..it’s pronounced “keen-wah”) and then dressed it up with a honey lime dressing. The result has such a nice texture and is absolutely delicious!

Has the quinoa trend caught on at your house?

Quinoa Fruit Salad is an easy, healthy and fun recipe!

Honey Lime Dressing

Honey Lime Dressing brings all of the flavors together. I’ve been playing around with various ingredient combinations for an upcoming Caribbean Salad recipe. When I ran across a honey lime dressing served at Disney’s ‘Ohana restaurant at the Polynesian resort, I knew I had a winner. I’ve never had the official dressing. But, I’ll order it post haste if I ever get the chance. I left out the minced onions for this quinoa fruit salad recipe. Stay tuned, I’ll be using this dressing again, onions and all, very shortly.

Blueberries, Strawberries and Blackberries

You’ll need about 8 cups of your favorite fruits, cut into bite-sized pieces. Take your pick: strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, blackberries, raspberries, mango…even a sprinkling of dried fruit would be nice.

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Mix everything together, let the flavors mingle and enjoy!

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Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
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Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Quinoa is perfectly blended with blueberries, strawberries and pineapple and tossed with a delightful honey lime dressing. It's a stand-out dish for your next gathering.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 363 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup quinoa well-rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 8 cups fruit strawberries, blueberries and pineapple cut into bite-sized pieces
Honey Lime Dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Place quinoa and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed. Grains will be soft and translucent and the germ ring will be visible on the outside of the grain.
  3. Transfer quinoa to serving bowl, fluff with fork and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add fruit to quinoa and stir to combine.
  5. To prepare dressing combine ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously and pour over quinoa and fruit. Toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 400mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 41g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 19.1%
Vitamin C 9.3%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Easter and Passover…or any day that you happen upon this recipe!

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing that's a homemade version of the famed dressing served at Disney's 'Ohanas restaurant. A gluten-free recipe that's perfect for brunch or barbeques.

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Comments

  1. I’ve been wanting to make more recipes with quinoa and this one looks like a keeper Marjory! Pinning. Love all the fresh fruit and tangy dressing too!

  2. I tried this recipe and the fruit with the quinoa is very good. However the dressing isn’t so good. the vinegar and the mustard powder was overpowering. I had to add extra honey and even some cinnamon on top just to cut the vinegar. I think a simple honey and lime juice is sufficient.

  3. Can I make this the night before a brunch?

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