Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad

2 servings
Soaking 1 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 15 min

200 calories per serving 


1/4 cup quinoa   45 g
1/2 cup water   125 mL
2 oranges   360 g
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   3/4 lemon
1/2 tbsp canola oil   8 mL
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar   8 mL
1 kiwis   90 g
1/2 cup blackberries   60 g
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped   6 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    


  1. Place the quinoa in a fine strainer and hold it under cold running water until the water runs clear, then drain well. Put the drained quinoa in a pot with the water and salt to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook until the grains are translucent and the germ has spiralled out from each grain, about 15 minutes. Let it cool down 10 minutes.
  2. Squeeze half of the oranges. Pour the juice in a small bowl, add the lemon juice, oil and balsamic vinegar. Mix well and pour over the cooked quinoa. Mix everything gently, cover and chill for about 1 hour.
  3. Peel the remaining oranges and separate into segments. Peel the kiwi and cut into segments. Wash the blackberries.
  4. Add the fruits and chopped mint to the quinoa just before serving. Gently toss, add salt and pepper, garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (290g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




5 g

8 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

2 %


0 mg


10 mg

0 %


38 g

13 %


6 g

25 %


18 g


4 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

200 %


8 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 2 servings
Grain Products: 1 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of :
Copper, Iron, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Desserts | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian | Picnic

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