Quinoa/Chia Fruit Salad

Dave B


Another healthy take off on a simple Appalachian classic fruit salad, made with quinoa and chia. Refreshing, cool, fruity and a great way to end a meal, or have as a lite lunch. Not blan and tasteless and boring by any means. Enjoy!!

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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1/2 c
quinoa uncooked
1 Tbsp
chia seeds
3 Tbsp
olive oil
3 Tbsp
honey (i use sugar free imitation)
3 Tbsp
lime juice (fresh or bottled)
1 large
orange, juiced
1 large
apple (peeled and diced)
1/3 c
each dried cherries, dried cranberries
2/3 c
toasted pecans
ground ginger


1Bring 1/2 c dried quinoa and 1Tbs of chia seeds in one cup of water to a boil, reduce to low, cover and cook 15min, rinse and let cool
2Toast pecans in a 400 degree oven for 4 min remove and ruff chop, chop cherries and cranberries, peel and chop Apple (I like a crisp sweet apple)
3Mix together honey, olive oil, ginger and lime juice, pour over quinoa mixture
4Add pecans, apple, cherries and cranberries. Mix together. Mix in orange juice a dash of ground ginger and chill, enjoy!!!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy