Coconut Quinoa Fruit Salad

[ 12 ] July 12, 2012 |

Coconut Quinoa Fruit Salad

This is a nice way to enjoy quinoa.  Cooked in coconut milk and top with fruits and nuts, this quinoa salad will maximize your energy.

Quinoa is one of my favorite food. High in protein and fiber, it is an excellent source of magnesium and iron.

Coconut Quinoa Fruit Salad

A colorful succulent summer salad for a healthy breakfast or a light lunch.

Top with your favorite fruits and nuts.

Coconut Quinoa Fruit Salad

Coconut Quinoa Fruit Salad
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup quinoa ( white)
  • ½ cup red quinoa
  • ½ cup water
  • 1½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Mango
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a mesh sieve, rinse quinoa until water runs clear.
  2. In a saucepan combine quinoa, water, coconut milk, vanilla and cinnamon and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. When ready, fluff with a fork.
  5. In a bowl, mix your fruits with maple syrup.
  6. Divide the quinoa among serving bowl, top with fruit mixture and sprinkle some nuts.

 

 

 

Coconut Quinoa Fruit Salad

Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Breakfast, Healthy Choices, Salads, Vegetarian

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  1. Hi Chef Poulin,
    This recipe is exquisite! It has just been featured as the “Daily Nosh” paired with a slightly off dry Chenin Blanc Viognier blend from Pine Ridge Vineyards on virtualwinebar.com!

    Cheers to you!

  2. Yes!! I’m loving your spin on quinoa. Quinoa has been a bit of an obsession for me lately, but I’ve not combined it with coconut at all. Positively Perfect! Beautiful photos as well.

  3. I love quinoa and I love when people use it for breakfast this sure does look good!

  4. This looks delicious! We’re always looking for new and fun breakfast ideas!:)

  5. Kellie says:

    This sounds wonderful! I love quinoa salads. Do you serve this warm, room temp or cold?
    Thanks.

  6. Kesia says:

    This looks exquisite! Thanks for sharing – I am always looking for new ways to prepare Quinoa.

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