Someone on Twitter (sorry, I don't remember who!) was talking about a quinoa fruit salad over the weekend...and that got me curious. So I played online, then I played in the kitchen!
1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
1 apple, rinsed and diced
2 peaches, rinsed and diced
1/2 pint blueberries, rinsed
1 pint strawberries, rinsed and sliced
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 cup slivered almonds or chopped pecans
Cook the quinoa according to package directions, remembering to rinse it well first to get rid of the bitter taste.
In a large bowl, dump all your rinsed and diced fruits. When your quinoa is cooked and fluffed, add that in too. Then add the balsamic vinegar, orange juice and honey...and mix well.
Let cool for an hour or so. Just before serving, sprinkle nuts of your choice on top. (And maybe a little vanilla ice cream too!)
What's cooking in your kitchen?