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Fruity Quinoa Salad Recipe


Quinoa salad with berries and a touch of lemon! Very Light and refreshing!


  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Olive Basin Lemon Olive Oil
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 c. craisins
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup Olive Basin Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1 c. fresh red raspberries or blackberries
  • 1/2 c. shelled pistachios
  • 5 oz. baby spinach, washed and dried
  • 3 oz. goat cheese


Place the water in a small saucepan, add the quinoa, cover and cook for about 15 minutes until the water is all absorbed or as per package instructions. Transfer to a large serving bowl. Stir in Lemon olive oil, lemon zest, craisins, and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cool at room temperature for approximately 20 minutes, then cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours.

When ready to serve, add the Blueberry Balsamic vinegar, berries, pistachios, and baby spinach to the quinoa mixture and stir well. Crumble the goat cheese and sprinkle on top. Serve immediately.

Olive Basin Lemon Olive Oil, Olive Basin Wild Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar, Quinoa, Craisins, goat cheese, spinach

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