Quinoa Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt

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It has been unseasonably warm in Kansas this winter.  It has been in the 50’s almost every day this week.  On Wednesday, it got up to 70!  I am definitely not complaining though.  I seriously hate the cold, and the past few years our winters have been rough.

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt

I typically think of fruit salads as a summer type of dish.  I just usually crave fresh flavors like this when it’s hot, and warmer flavors in the winter.  But this was a nice change.  Have this as your breakfast,  a mid-day snack or a guilt free dessert!

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt

I’ve been really trying to improve my pictures and learn my way around this new camera. Wyatt has been trying to help too.

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt

This recipe was not only really delicious but also really fun to photograph.  I love colorful food!

Hope your weekend was relaxing!

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt
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Ingredients

3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 pint strawberries
1 pint blueberries
12 oz cherries
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp chopped fresh mint
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Cool in the refrigerator while you prepare the salad.
  2. Prepare your fruit. If you don’t have a cherry pitter, hammer a clean nail into a piece of wood and push the cherry on the nail to push the pits out the other side. (this is a trick I just learned and it worked great! thank goodness for google)
  3. Toss all of the fruit together in a big bowl with the lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, fresh mint, and salt.
  4. Add the quinoa and mix well.
  5. Serve over greek yogurt.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator if not serving immediately.
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17 comments on “Quinoa Fruit Salad with Greek Yogurt”

  1. Colorful and delicious, no wonder the little cat was pondering on a cherry :D
  2. Salad looks incredible, though I think your cat stole the show. He looks like a sweetheart!
  3. I want an orange cat SO badly...and my cat always gets in the way of my pictures :)
  4. Love this! Great photography as well (: I'm definitely doing this since we have left over Quinoa from last night!
  5. This has gorgeous photography and I am crazy about Greek yoghurt and fruit salads - looks decadent and beautiful! Cheers Choc Chip Uru Latest: Nutella Baking Week
  6. I've been doing go lean cereals with Greek yogurt and fruit. I love the quinoa idea!
  7. I've been wondering what to do with quinoa for a while now, I will have to try this!
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