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Quinoa Almond Berry Salad June 25, 2011

Posted by frizzybaker in Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Sides.

Summer is HOT HOT HOT here! The highs were hanging around 95 degrees with a heat index sky-rocketing the temperature up to 100-105 degrees! Needless to say, I have been in the mood for something refreshing and juicy to eat. I had been eating a watermelon a week…

But that wrecks havoc on the digestive system eventually. 😦

I found a delicious recipe on http://ohsheglows.com/2011/06/20/high-protein-quinoa-almond-berry-salad/ 
I didn’t follow her recipe exactly but you really can’t go wrong here!

Quinoa Almond Berry Salad

– 3/4 cup dry quinoa
– 1 pint strawberries, sliced (2.5-3 cups)
1- 6 oz. fresh blueberries (1.5-2 cups)
– 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (I may have added a little extra…) 
– 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (I didn’t have balsamic vinegar so I used a balsamic italian dressing I had stuffed way back in the fridge)
– 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
– Pinch of kosher salt
– 1/2 cup almonds, chopped

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.

2. Chop fruit and place in a large bowl.

3. Mix the dressing ingredients (maple syrup, balsamic, lemon juice, salt) in a small bowl and adjust to taste if necessary.

Oops! Where did this picture come from?!

4. Fluff cooked quinoa with a fork and add to large bowl with fruit. Combine. Pour on dressing and mix well. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until serving time. Serves 2-3 as a main or 4-6 as a side.



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