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Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

I am a fruit fanatic, especially in the summer. I eat fruit with every meal and snack on various fruits throughout the day. When it is hot outside, sometimes all I want to eat is fruit. My latest obsession is this Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing. It is light and refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day.

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing on My favorite fruit salad recipe!

For this particular Quinoa Fruit Salad, I used blueberries, strawberries, and mango. Feel free to use whatever fruit you like-peaches, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi, and pineapple are great options. I like to mix it up with whatever fruit I have in the fridge. I also used red quinoa, but any variety of quinoa will work. I just like the pop of color the red quinoa adds to the salad.

The Honey Lime Dressing is easy to whisk together and is the perfect ending to the colorful Quinoa Fruit Salad. I also added in a touch of fresh mint because our backyard is being taken over by mint…and it adds a refreshing kick.

If you are looking for a new fruit salad to make this summer, give this easy and healthy Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing a try! It goes well with any summer meal and is a great way to enjoy all of the fine fruits summer has to offer.

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Yield: Serves 6-as a side dish

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Quinoa with blueberries, strawberries, mango, and a refreshing honey lime dressing. This easy and healthy Quinoa Fruit Salad goes well with any summer meal.


1 cup quinoa (I used Red Quinoa)
2 cups water
Pinch of salt

For the Honey Lime Dressing:

Juice of 1 large lime
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

For the fruit:

1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups chopped mango
Extra chopped mint, for garnish-optional


1. Using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let quinoa cool to room temperature.

2. To make the Honey Lime Dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, and mint together until combined.

3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, blueberries, strawberries, and mango. Pour honey lime dressing over the fruit salad and mix until well combined. Garnish with additional mint, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Note-Use your favorite fruit in this salad. Blackberries, peaches, kiwi, raspberries, pineapple, grapes, etc. are great options!

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206 Responses to “Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing”

  1. Jennifer (Savor) — July 9, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    Now this is my kind of salad…..and now you made me crave some whole grains. yum!

  2. Andrea — July 12, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Found this today on pinterest… came home not even 2 hours later and now am devouring a bowl of it with fresh picked blueberries, perfectly ripe peaches, and huge raspberries! Yum! I didn’t have any mint and used up all the honey I had on hand, but I will be making this again (soon)! Thanks for a keeper recipe!

  3. Teresa Barsanti — July 15, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    I made this today and it is sooooo good! Although, in the future I’ll need to double this because we’re eating it so fast. Thank you!

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  6. Aurelia — July 25, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    This looks like a fabulous summer-sald! Fantastic on hot days like now!

  7. Just perfection! Thank you so much Maria, wonderful for a summer day, will share it with my friends and family in my blog! My 2 year old adores red Quinoa a fruit, so this is just spot on for today’s picnic!!!! Greetings from sunny Oslo!!!

  8. Amy — July 27, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    I have a quick question… Is it 1 cup cooked quinoa, or 1 cup uncooked…… It looks AMAZING!

  9. Two Peas — July 27, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    1 cup uncooked, you cook it. Look at the recipe for instructions! I hope you enjoy! It is one of my favorite summer salads!

  10. Holly — August 1, 2012 @ 12:48 am

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  12. Shaina — August 9, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    I love all the colors of this salad! And you use some of my favorite fruits! Love it :)

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  15. Dylia Klatt — August 28, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    I just made this for a brunch party and it was FABULOUS. Total crowd pleaser! And so pretty to look at and healthy to eat. Thank your,

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  17. melodie — September 1, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    this is random, but do you know where to get the bowl your food is in? i picked up a couple at TJMaxx a while back and don’t know the maker or where to get more!

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  21. Shelbi — October 27, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    I made this last week, it looked so pretty and tasted great!

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  27. Erica — March 6, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Made this today – tastes so yummy! Love that’s healthy so I’m sticking to my diet.

  28. Kristen — March 27, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    This was so delicious! Thank you!!

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  30. Marlene — April 5, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    What can I substitute for the honey (maple syrup, corn syrup)?

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  35. Corina — May 13, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    This looks incredible with the bright colours. I’d never have thought to put quinoa in a fruit salad before.

  36. Lisa — May 26, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    About how much juice should you get from one large lime?

  37. Two Peas — May 26, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    About 2 tablespoons

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