Try this delicious Berry Quinoa Salad with honey, lime and mint for your next side dish. Light and fresh, easy and healthy!
1. Cook quinoa: in a medium pot over high heat, add 3/4 cup quinoa with 1/2 cups of water. Allow water to come to boil, then reduce heat and simmer quinoa for 10-15 minutes, or until water has disappeared. Remove pot from heat and allow quinoa to cool before transferring to large bowl. Set aside to cool completely. 2. Make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk together extra virgin olive oil, honey and juice of 2 limes – leave zest for garnish or add in now. Set aside. 3. Add fresh berries and mint to large bowl of cooled quinoa. 4. Pour dressing into large bowl and gently toss until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Be careful with the raspberries. 5. Garnish with sliced almonds and more chopped mint if desired. Serve on top of a bed of greens, with your favorite grilled protein, bring to a cookout or enjoy as a side dish!
*I like raw honey, as it has additional health benefits. But Grade A honey works as well. Sub agave or maple syrup if strictly vegan. Feel free to add in strawberries too! Use sunflower seeds if dealing with nut allergies.