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Quinoa fruit salad served on a white plate with pomegranate seeds in the background

Quinoa fruit salad

Quinoa fruit salad is a very easy, tasty, and healthy summer salad perfect for picnics and potlucks. Loaded with cherries, apples, pears, pomegranate, and nuts you will want to make this incredible salad again and again.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Making time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 210kcal


  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped apples any variety
  • 1 cup chopped pears
  • ½ cup cherries pitted and halved
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts

Ingredients for salad dressing

  • Juice of ½ an orange
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • zest of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp honey/ maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Put quinoa in a large strainer and wash under running water for 1-2 minutes.
  • In a pan put quinoa and ½ cup water. Cook uncovered till the water gets evaporated. Put on the lid, switch off the gas, and let it remain untouched for at least 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove the lid and fluff with a fork.
  • Slightly toast the pine nuts in a pan and keep aside.
  • Mix all the ingredients of dressing in a bowl and keep it aside too.
  • Put the cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add all the fruits, mint leaves, and toasted pine nuts. Pour the dressing and toss well. Put in the refrigerator for around 30 minutes and enjoy!


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg