Quinoa Fruit Salad & OOTD

Happy Thursday, folks! Oh what a gorgeous spring day it is outside… NOT!

Made this for lunch yesterday, it hit the spot!

This Quinoa dish with pears, strawberries, blackberries, and dried cranberries in a lemon sugar “sauce” is a great spring or summer time snack or light meal! I made too much so guess what I’m having for lunch today!


One cup Quinoa

Fruit of choice (I used strawberries, blackberries, a pear and dried cranberries)

One lemon

Half teaspoon Sugar (more or less as desired)


Cook quinoa per package directions, let it cool for about half hour

In the meantime, cut up the fruit

Prepare the “sauce” : squeeze juice of one lemon (about a tablespoon or two depending on preference) add sugar and stir until combined.

Once quinoa has cooled, add fruit and “sauce” and stir until combined..


Nutrition Note: Quinoa is a grain that is high in fiber and protein. It can be a great substitute for rice or pasta as a side.

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