Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quinoa & Mixed Fruits Salad

I prepared a cup of quinoa yesterday to prepare some bakes,but finally the day went really fast and the cooked quinoa were sitting in the fridge since afternoon..For our dinner, i prepared a sandwich with Scottish Baps with eggs and veggies, while everyone at home asked something as salad for dessert i thought of making a fruits salad with strawberries, apples and pears..I prepared everything for making fruits salad but while serving, i have added those leftover cooked quinoa along with the fruits which is prepared with cinnamon powder, maple syrup and orange juice, next time am gonna add dry fruits or toasted nuts to give more zing to this simple and healthy salad.....Needless to say that this simple quinoa and fruits salad turned out dessert truly delicious, tasty and also refreshing as i used the chilled quinoa, even my DH enjoyed having this super delicious salad..Voila am posting this salad, as they were really healthy and delicious..Do try friends, u will definitely love this..Sending to Indrani's Spotlight-Summer Foods & Drinks and to Srivalli's Thanda Mela..


1cup Cooked quinoa
Strawberries (chopped as per need)
Apples (chopped as per need)
Pears (chopped as per need)
1/4tsp Cinnamon powder
Maple syrup as per need
1/4cup Orange juice

Add the orange juice to the chopped strawberries, apples, pears with cinnamon powder and let them sit for few minutes in fridge, while serving the salad add the cooked quinoa to the soaked fruits and add the maple syrup as per need, serve in small cups or bowls topped with nuts..

Enjoy this refreshing salad while its hot!!

45 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
That was a very smart move to add your leftover quinoa in your fruit salad. I'm sure it tasted well also
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

wow,this is really a very innovative salad. Very healthy too.

Pavithra Srihari said... Reply To This Comment

very unique salad.. loved ur presentation also ..

Priya am not sure If you got my mail .. :( for CWS event

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

With your quinoa dishes you have made me think about using it...this weekend I will look for it :) Does it taste good???

stefania.confidential said... Reply To This Comment

un insalata di frutta davvero gustosa, brava

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,,, fruits salad super with quinoa dear,,ennapa naan 2 recipe miss panitenaa scottish baps rombha nalla irukku surely i will try to bake that baps dear it came our perfect and patties looks great very healthy option dear..

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

nice clever way of using the quinoa in the fruit salad..yumm..

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

That's very creative. It looks very healthy and delicious. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Would love to have the salade.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful salad priya,

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

very creative & innovative...

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

A ncie salad recipe dear...Please adopt me priya.. I get to eat a new dish evryday...which is unheard of

Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

wow..thats really innovative to use left over quinoa....nice salad dear

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very healthy and yummy.

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

Girl..u are surely whipping up a storm with quinoa...good going..im yet to try cooking with quinoa

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Smart and neat idea Priya.Looks delish

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

I just love the colour of it...wonderful dear

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

மிகவும் சூப்பர்ப் சாலட்....கலர்கள் பார்கவே மிகவும் அழகாக இருக்கின்றது...

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative & healthy salad.Nice presentation.

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

The quinoa is going places..:). Lovely salad.

Sailaja Damodaran said... Reply To This Comment

Easy & healthy........

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! This is so lovely! I'll really try this and then enjoy by crunching and munching!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy salad looks very nice!!

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

woow!!healthy salad..looks tempting....

PALATABLE said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy salad, love the addition of fruits and orange juice in the recipe..

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N S said... Reply To This Comment

Salad looks lovely and healthy.

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

superb fruit salad priya...gr8 idea...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Super idea Priya..Simple and Healthy salad.Thanks for sharing ..

Dolly said... Reply To This Comment

WOW Priya..this is such a beautiful and healthy salad..LOve the inviting Click..and I'm surely looking up for soem quinoa on my next grocery shopping list..Can you believe it I have'nt tried Quinoa yet..and I see all these amazing recipes with it..

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Nice salad with Quinoa. Thanks for the recipe.There are a lists of recipes from your blog I need to try.

3 hungry tummies said... Reply To This Comment

I was given some quinoa and I noticed you have a few recipes using them. This looks divine!

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

It's raining quinoa in your site :D..this looks so very delicious...

Kamalika said... Reply To This Comment

All these quinoa speciality dishes are superb...loved the salad too...very healthy and us usual..

kamala said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! what a beautiful colour combination.

Sandhya Hariharan said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice... and again something new to me...
How do u manage to post soo many recipes a month?? Hats off ....

Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

nice salad Priya. Looks like Salad for dessert!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I brought once this grain and cooked and it was a big mess! The salad idea is so refreshing!

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

this looks so fresh N yummy

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

hey gr8 combo for a salad! shall try that!

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

colourful and yummy. healthy too

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Salad looks yummy and healthy

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya...this is such a healthy salad...these days I am always on the look out for different salads...will try this soon :)

sreevijii said... Reply To This Comment

amazing

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Have not tried quinoa before, but your recipe wants me to try this salad

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you for the lovely entry