Fruity Quinoa Salad with Almonds

Makes 3 hotel pans

This cheerful summer salad eloquently pairs summer fruits with the lightness of quinoa; toasted almonds add nutty flavor and texture.


2 qts. quinoa
4 qts. water
1 fresh papaya, chopped
2 cans pineapple tidbits
2 baskets fresh strawberries, sliced
1 qt. red grapes, halved
1 cup orange juice
1 cup lime juice
Sugar to taste
1 qt. almonds, toasted
Fresh mint, chopped


1. Cook quinoa in water for 10 mins. Cool. Add fresh papaya, pineapple, strawberries and grapes.

2. Combine orange juice, lime juice and sugar to taste. Add to salad base and mix together.

3. Add toasted almonds and fresh mint for garnish.
Recipe by University of Colorado, Boulder

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