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Berry Nutty Quinoa Salad

A cold quinoa salad that’s quick and easy to prepare for lunch, dinner or a big backyard party. With a crowd-pleasing flavour of berries, roasted almonds and a honey-sweetened lemon dressing, this sweet and savoury dish packs a delicious punch.

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Boil & Bake
  • Cuisine: American/Canadian

Ingredients

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SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced

SWEET LEMON DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh mint or 1 1/2 teaspoons mint, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add water or vegetable broth. When it begins to boil, lower the temperature to simmer. Add quinoa, cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed. Set aside when done.
  3. Place almonds on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  4. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, water, honey, mint and Dijon mustard to make the Sweet Lemon Dressing.
  5. In a large bowl, add strawberries, blueberries, half of the almonds, and quinoa. Drizzle with the Sweet Lemon Dressing. Gently mix. Top with remaining almonds. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • This is a delicious and easy quinoa salad that you can make ahead of time.
  • Berry Nutty Quinoa Salad was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with more information and easier steps to follow. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 317.97kcal
  • Sugar: 18.91g
  • Sodium: 359.82mg
  • Fat: 8.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.79g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.99g
  • Fiber: 7.43g
  • Protein: 9.71g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: easy quinoa salad with fresh berries