Fruit and Mint Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

YIELD: Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 cup

quinoa

rinsed in a fine-mesh strainer for 3 to 5 minutes

2 cups

water

1 1/2 cups

fruit

chopped (e.g. mangoes, strawberries, raspberries, peaches)

1/3 cup

mint leaves

chopped

For Honey Lime Dressing:

1

lime

2 T

honey

1/4 tsp.

salt

1/4 cup

mint leaves

(optional, for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

Heat medium saucepan over medium heat and toast quinoa for 1 minute. Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from burner and allow to sit for 4 minutes.

If chilled salad is desired, transfer quinoa to medium serving bowl and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together lime juice, honey and salt. Mix fruit, dressing and chopped mint into quinoa. Garnish with additional mint and serve.