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Meatless Monday: Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Happy Monday! Reduce your meat intake to improve your health by having a meatless meal at least once a week. According to the Cancer Project, countries with a higher intake of fat, especially fat from animal products, such as meat and dairy products, have a higher incidence of breast cancer.

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa (I used Red Quinoa)
2 cups water
Pinch of salt

For the Honey Lime Dressing:

Juice of 1 large lime
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

For the fruit:

1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups chopped mango
Extra chopped mint, for garnish-optional

Directions:

1. Using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let quinoa cool to room temperature.

2. To make the Honey Lime Dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, and mint together until combined.

3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, blueberries, strawberries, and mango. Pour honey lime dressing over the fruit salad and mix until well combined. Garnish with additional mint, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Note-Use your favorite fruit in this salad. Blackberries, peaches, kiwi, raspberries, pineapple, grapes, etc. are great options!

Recipe originally posted on Two Peas and their Pod.

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Peace Grl Out!

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One thought on “Meatless Monday: Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

  1. This salad looks fantastic. Usually, we think of quina in savory dishes, but we’ll have to give this one a try! Have you entered our GIVEAWAY?!? Here’s this link: http://tresorsdeluxe.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/sephora-bare-minerals-giveaway/ Good luck! XO, Trèsors De Luxe

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