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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.
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!