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Tropical Quinoa Salad

Tropical Quinoa Salad Recipe

Tropical Quinoa Salad Recipe made with pineapple, mango, edamame and almonds toss in a honey lime vinaigrette.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 222 kcal
Author Sabrina

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup red quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 mango cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup edamame shelled

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice if you have some from the pineapple, otherwise add orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint minced
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Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa really well to remove the bitter coating.
  2. Add the quinoa to the pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 15-18 minutes.
  4. Remove from the pan into a large bowl and spread apart to help it cool faster.
  5. Add the dressing ingredients together and whisk until combined.
  6. Add the rest of the salad ingredients to the cooled quinoa and toss.
  7. Add the dressing evenly over the salad and toss before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Tropical Quinoa Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 servings)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.3g16%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Sodium 203mg8%
Carbohydrates 28.2g9%
Fiber 4.6g18%
Sugar 15.5g17%
Protein 8.3g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.