quinoa fruit salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad

This recipe yields extra for post-workout snacks.

“In addition to containing all nine essential amino acids, quinoa has gut-friendly fiber,” says Lauren Blake, RD, Columbus Ohio-based recipe developer and founder of Whole Living Lauren.

Serves 4

This recipe is part of our meal prep series. Click here for the full plan.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1½ cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled

Directions

  1. Using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add quinoa and 2 cups of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, cover and turn the heat to low. Let simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is fully absorbed; remove from heat and fluff with a fork.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, and mint together until fully combined; transfer to an airtight container.

  3. In a separate airtight container, combine quinoa, blueberries, raspberries, and oranges; store everything in the fridge.

At Your Desk

  1. Place the quinoa and fruit salad in a bowl and dress with lime-honey-mint mixture.

Photography and styling by Julia Gartland