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Quinoa Salad with Blueberry & Mango

Looking for a fruity, fresh, tangy and healthy salad for summer, try Blueberry mango Quinoa Salad with citrus dressing. Featuring a mix of textures, from the soft cooked quinoa to the crisp raw crush of fresh kohlrabi and flavors that combine the slight bitterness of blueberries with the sweetness of mango, this vibrant looking salad is sure to excite your taste buds, leaving you asking for more. What’s more, topped with fresh basil, all the delicious fresh real foods in the salad are then sprinkled with tangy sweet citrus dressing, making the salad look and taste more yummy and scrumptious.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

For Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice(1 lemon)
  • 1/4 avocado oil or any salad oil of choice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice(1/2 orange)
  • 2tsp honey or sweetener of choice
  • Fresh ground pepper and sea salt, to taste

For Salad:

  • 1 1/2 cup cooked or 1/2 cup uncooked red quinoa
  • 1 mango( peeled and cut)
  • 1small kohlrabi( peel and cut)
  • 1 small pot of blueberries( fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil( cut)

Directions:

Step #1: Pour 1 cup of water in a saucepan and add quinoa to it and bring it to boil for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Allow it to cool at room temperature. Quinoa can be cooked a day to two in advance. Put the cooked quinoa in a container and cover it before keeping it in the refrigerator.

Step #2: Take a small jar or bowl that has a tight-fitting lid and shake or whisk all the dressing ingredients until it blends well. Keep it aside.

Step #3: Combine mango, blueberries and kohlrabi and mix them in a bowl.Set it aside.Add chopped basil to the dressing just before you serve. Adding it earlier can make it go black.

Step #4: Take two salad bowls and divide the cooled quinoa between them. Top it with the mixture of vegetable/ fruits and drizzle with citrus dressing.

Serve it right away.

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