There’s nothing quite like a bowl of quinoa and greens.

And a few fresh raspberries n’ blackberries, too.

So pretty and so easy to make.

Just a few ingredients from my garden and a quick trip to the market for fresh berries.

And voila.

A perfectly delicious gluten-free salad.

Great for a summer afternoon on your back deck or an evening BBQ.

Either way- it’s a winner.

Heck, I’d even serve the leftovers for dessert (without the lettuce) mixed with some almond milk and cashews.  Wouldn’t ya say that’d be delish?

I think so.

Sometimes a bowl of quinoa can be a bit heavy on the belly- so I opted for a mix of fresh baby greens to add a lil’ roughage to this dish.

The secret to this quinoa salad is placing it in the fridge for 25 minutes before serving so it’s chilled and refreshing.

Mmmmm.

Dig in ladies n’ gents.

Summertime Quinoa Berry Salad
Serves: 4
 
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Gluten-Free and Vegan
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Recipe type: Entree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 pint organic blackberries
  • 1 pint organic raspberries
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. stevia powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest plus more for serving
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package. Remove from heat; set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, blackberries, raspberries, basil, mixed greens and scallions; gently toss to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk remaining ingredients.
  4. Remove quinoa salad from the fridge; drizzle with balsamic dressing.
  5. Serve chilled with additional lemon zest.
Nutrition Facts
Summertime Quinoa Berry Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Potassium 764mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars 12g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin C 86.2%
Calcium 14.7%
Iron 30.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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9 comments

  1. As always, amazing pictures and delicious recipe! Berries with quinoa?!?!? Love it! I hadn’t thought of doing that as part of a salad before. Yum. Quinoa is so good with everything, isn’t it? Thanks, Amie!

    1. Thanks so much, Mikelle; you are so kind! I hope you enjoy this recipe- yes quinoa goes perfectly with everything from sweet to savory. Have a great night!

  2. HI AMIE,

    YOU MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK SO GREAT. I LOVE USEING QUINOA IN EVERYTHING I HAVE IT COOKED AND READY EVERYDAY. I AM GOING TO TRY TO GET FRESH BERRIES AT FARMERS MARKET TOMORROW AND MAKE THIS FOR MY BBQ. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFULY IDEAS.

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