Simple Patriotic Quinoa Salad

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Red, White & Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad(4)

If you haven’t noticed, I’m on a quinoa kick.  Mostly, I’m lovin’ it in salads.  I really like it in chilis (but it’s way too hot for that right now), and I can’t wait to make quinoa burgers.  Don’t those burgers look amazing?!  With the dead heat of summer on us (it’s in the 90’s here people!) frozen treats and salads are about all that sound good to me.  So more quinoa salad it is! 

This simple, and I mean really simple Patriotic Quinoa Salad is light, refreshing, and HEALTHY–what every 4th of July barbecue needs, right? Full of strawberries, blueberries and feta cheese, giving it the festive red, white and blue colors. 

Red, White & Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad(5)

 The quinoa and the fruit are tied together perfectly with the tangy Feta cheese and a Lime-Poppyseed dressing (  With it’s nutty flavor, I was surprised how much I liked the quinoa paired with fruit.  A scoop of this is also really good over a bowl of yogurt! 

Looking for another great quinoa salad, check out this Mango Chicken Quinoa Salad I’m sharing over at I Heart Nap Time.  It screams summer!

Patriotic Quinoa Salad {with Lime-Poppyseed Dressing}
light and fresh quinoa salad with strawberries, blueberries, feta cheese, and a Lime-Poppyseed dressing
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  1. 2 1/2 cups cooked and chilled quinoa
  2. 1 cup diced strawberries
  3. 1 cup blueberries
  4. 2/3 cup feta cheese
  5. 1 1/2 limes, juiced
  6. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  7. 1 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  8. 1 tsp poppyseeds
  1. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, agave and poppyseeds.
  2. In a large bowl combine quinoa, strawberries, blueberries and feta cheese. Drizzle dressing over the top and toss together.
  1. keep salad chilled until serving
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  1. So festive and pretty!

  2. Des @ Life's Ambrosia July 1, 2013

    Love this! So pretty. I’m already obsessed with quinoa now you had to go a head and mention quinoa burgers now the ideas are running around in my head like crazy. Oh and feel free to come over for breakfast any time! :)

  3. How refreshing! I could definitely eat this the morning of July 4th!

  4. nessa July 2, 2013

    Healthy and festive! Love this :)


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