Fresh summer fruit & red quinoa balsamic salad.

June 21, 2012 Post a comment

This quick and easy salad is perfect for a refreshing summer dinner.  We are off early tonight to head to a swim meet and this protein-packed dinner.  You can certainly use whatever free stone fruit and berries that you have on hand and make this your very own.


1 cup of red or white quinoa, cooked and cooled
1 quart of strawberries, hulled, washed and chopped
2 peaches, stone removed and chopped
1 nectarine, stone removed and chopped
Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Zest from half of a lemon
15 mint leaves, chopped
1/4 cup of good quality balsamic vinegar


Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir well.  I leave this sit on my countertop for about 20 minutes prior to serving to let the balsamic seep into the fruit.  Serve alongside chicken, fish or pork.  Enjoy!  Would also make a great breakfast :)

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane June 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

This is so pretty with the red quinoa! I bet it would be perfect for breakfast!


Riley June 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

This looks so good and refreshing!


robinr June 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Riley, It was so good and easy to make. We took it to our swim meet and it kept perfectly :)


The Old-Fashioned Housewife June 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Oh wow- looks so light and refreshing. Will have to pin this for sure. Thanks!


robinr June 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

It is soooooo good! Perfect for an outdoor party too :)


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