Reader Guest Post! : Quinoa Fruit Salad

A Reader Guest Post is a series where we get to hear from readers of Fancy Nonsense! I am having so much fun learning what my readers are up to! If you have something you would like to share with The Fancy Nonsense Tribe please email me at

Today I would like to introduce you to a Alicia! She also blogs at Free N’ Clear which focuses on coupons and free things you get in the mail. She has a daughter in a high school rock band, and has come up with this delicious salad for us! Thank you Alicia! You can also follow her on Facebook here.

how to make a quinoa fruit salad

This Quinoa Fruit Salad is high protein and a recipe of my own. It makes enough for about 6 side salads or 4 main dish meals.

As a main dish, it has 406 calories, 8 grams fiber and 11 grams of protein – no cholesterol, is vegan (unless made with honey) and gluten-free. It also only has 144 mg of sodium.

As a side dish, it has 271 calories, 5 grams fiber, 7 grams protein and only 96 grams sodium.


1 cup dry quinoa

1 pint strawberries, sliced (2.5-3 cups)

16 oz. fresh blueberries (1.5-2 cups)

1 cup apple, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp Agave syrup (Honey also works)

1 tsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Pinch of sea salt

1/2 cup pine nuts

1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

2. Prepare fruit and place in large bowl

3. Combine syrup, vinegar, lime juice and salt in a small bowl.

4. Fluff quinoa with a fork and add it and pine nuts to fruit. Combine. Pour on dressing and mix well. Chill till ready to serve.

Doesn’t this just sound delicious! Enjoy!

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