Berry Quinoa Salad

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Berry Quinoa Salad- blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, herbs, and a simple citrus dressing. This healthy fruit salad is a summer favorite! 

Berry Quinoa Salad in bowl.

I make a lot of salads during the summertime. Green salad, pasta salad, bean salad, chicken salad, potato salad, quinoa salad, and fruit salad. When it’s hot, all I want is a good salad.

I love making this Berry Quinoa Salad because it is bursting with beautiful berries! It has blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries…all of the BEST summer berries.

The berries and quinoa get tossed in a simple citrus honey dressing that is incredible. I also add some fresh herbs and almonds for a little crunch.

This is a fun fruit salad to serve for the 4th of July, Labor Day, or any summer day. Take it to a BBQ, picnic, or potluck. I also like to make it for breakfast or eat it as a sweet snack. The quinoa is a great source of protein, making it a great breakfast or healthy snack.

Berry Quinoa Salad with almonds in bowl with spoon.

Salad Ingredients

  • Quinoa– cook the quinoa according to package instructions. The quinoa can be made in advance. Make sure it is cool before making the salad.
  • Berries– strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries! Make sure you pick the best berries you can find since they are the star of the salad.
  • Almonds– chop up some almonds or you can use candied pecans if you want a little extra sweetness!
  • Herbs– fresh mint and basil!

Citrus Honey Dressing

The dressing is easy to whisk up! You will need:

  • Orange zest
  • Fresh orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice– the citrus combo is SO good!
  • Honey– to sweeten the dressing.
  • Herbs– fresh mint and basil!
Berry Quinoa Salad in bowl with spoon.

How to Make Berry Quinoa Salad

  • First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, mint, and basil. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, mint, and basil. Gently stir.
  • Drizzle citrus honey dressing over the salad and gently stir again. Serve and enjoy!

How to Store

This berry salad is best the day it is made. The berries will get really juicy after being tossed in the dressing. If you have leftovers, you can store the salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just know, that the berries might get a little mushy.

If you want to prep in advance, you can make the quinoa and dressing ahead of time. Store the cooked quinoa in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Store the dressing in a jar or container for up to 3 days. Whisk before using.

Berry Quinoa Salad in bowl with blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

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Berry Quinoa Salad

This healthy fruit salad is a summer favorite! It is great for breakfast, snack time, or served as a side dish.
5 from 7 votes

Ingredients
  

Citrus Honey Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped basil

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, cut in half
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped almonds, or candied pecans
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil

Instructions
 

  • First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, mint, and basil. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, mint, and basil. Gently stir. Drizzle citrus honey dressing over the salad and gently stir again. Serve.

Notes

Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. The quinoa can be made in advance. Make sure it is cool before making the salad. The salad is best the day it is made.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 458mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 123IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. I’m definitely falling in love with the flavors in this salad. My summer bucket list includes going on bike rides, reading new books, turning a shade darker than ghostly pale, swimming in the Atlantic, and summer concerts. 🙂

  2. This looks INCREDIBLE! We eat your Quinoa Fruit Salad quite a bit…looks like we’ll need to add this into the line-up!

  3. I have never tried red quinoa, but it has been something that is on MY bucket list. I am swooning over all those fresh berries with the crunchy, sweet nut goodness! Pinned!

  4. Sounds like quite the summer bucket list! Love the bike rides and s’mores:) Also, this salad, gorgeous!!

  5. I love the look of this salad. I love the bright colors of the berries. It would be so fun to dig into that bowl.

  6. This is such a great recipe! I’m so addicted to those almonds, what a great way to use them!

  7. I love your bucket list – I may have to put my head together with the kids and write one up now that they’re officially on vacation. This salad is so beautiful, Maria!

  8. This may just be my lunch for the rest of the week. Such a marvelous, healthy combination of ingredients. Delicious!

  9. I’ve been on a serious quinoa kick lately – but I haven’t yet tried it with fruits! This is beautiful!

  10. What a yummy combination of berries! This salad makes me excited for summer 🙂

  11. Brilliant idea! This is a whole new salad. This berry quinoa salad could make a sad day turn into a shine and bright like diamond. I’m totally into it. Thanks for sharing this!

  12. Amazing salad! All 3 of my kids (6 and under) ate it up with nothing left on their plates! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  13. Looking so tasty.. but i have allergies with black berry can you suggest something else to replace it

  14. You should state the kind of blueberries you are using,. I can ell they are wild blueberries, but some people may not. After all the wild blueberries taste much better.

  15. Where is the recipe?? I can put together everything but the dressing based on what is in the blog post… Help, please!

    1. Sorry, we are having some technical issues! We hope to have the recipes back up VERY soon! Sorry!

  16. Delicious — summer in a bowl!    I served this salad plated, on top of a bed of dark leafy greens. Thanks for sharing!

  17. 5 stars
    Made this today for my husband’s family reunion.  Everyone LOVED it!  I think next time I’ll try it with mango.  

  18. 5 stars
    This recipe was really delicious! And easy. And healthy. I heated some of it up and it was great that way, as well. 

  19. 5 stars
    So, so good!! I made this for a brunch and everyone loved it! Only change was I used agave nectar in place of the honey due to being out of the latter (who runs out of honey?!). Will definitely be making again!

  20. 5 stars
    It wouldn’t have occurred to me to add quinoa to berries. I also added spring mix and grilled chicken. Clementine slices since I was too lazy to zest it. Excellent, will add to my summer roatation.

  21. 5 stars
    OMG! I just switched to vegan and THISSSSS this here recipe is EVERYTHINGGGGG!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. Hard to resist this recipe! Tastes delicious, easy to make and it looks pretty… very little else one can look for in a recipe! Thank you for sharing!