Fresh Recipe: Berry Quinoa Salad

berry quinoa salad recipe
Photo cred ohsheglows.com
INGREDIENTS:
  • ¾ cup dried quinoa
  • 2 – 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 – 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3 apricots, pitted and sliced
  • 1 – 2 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup chopped candied or raw almonds
INSTRUCTIONS:

Add quinoa and water 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.
Chop the fruit and place in a large bowl with chopped mint.
Coarsely chop almonds in a food processor or plastic bag.
Mix the honey, balsamic vinegar, lime juice and salt in a small bowl.
Combine cooled quinoa with fruit. Pour in the honey mixture. Sprinkle with candied almonds.
** Use any variation of fruit that is available or to your liking.