Perfect for potlucks, holidays, or just for you because you love it that much, this Quinoa Mint Fruit Salad is filled with a delicious rainbow of berries, kiwi, banana, and mandarins. The quinoa and fresh fruit are tossed with a honey lime mint dressing for a refreshing salad everyone will enjoy!
2/3 cup uncooked white quinoa (or 2 cups cooked quinoa)
1/4 cup chopped mint, loosely packed
juice of 1lime (about 3 tablespoons)
2 cupsstrawberries, quartered
1 cupkiwi, peeled and chopped
15 ounce can mandarins, drained (no sugar added; OR use 3–4 small fresh mandarins)
2 bright yellow bananas, peeled and sliced
Cook the quinoa: Cook 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa in water, according to package directions. You can also use 2 cups precooked quinoa. See notes for alternative cooking options.
Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk mint, lime juice and honey until well mixed.
Put it together: In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa with all the fruit (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mandarins & bananas), then pour the dressing over the top and combine until well mixed. Serve immediately, or prepare up to 6 hours in advance for best appearance.
Storage: The leftovers will keep for up to 4 days; however the strawberries will start to bleed into the quinoa and the bananas will get a bit mushy, but it will still taste good.