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Winter Fruit Salad

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"This is a salad with quinoa. It is a grain that is similar to rice and couscous and is available in most health food stores."
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30 m servings 250
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat stirring often, until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain and cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the kumquats, cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, pear and cucumber. Add the dressing and toss well. Add the watercress and toss again and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 250 calories; 11.5 32.1 6 0 167 Full nutrition

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I love quinoa and I loved this recipe. It was a hit at Thanksgiving this year with a huge family that had never had quinoa before! I doubled the pears and used an entire pint-package of kumqua...

If I could give this more stars, I would. This is my current absolute favorite salad! You've got to try it.

A wonderful and refreshing salad with quinoa, fairly simple to make. I added more kumquats and chopped pair for 'sweetness' and color.

This recipe is amazing! I made this for a friend and ended up making another batch for myself- dressing is light and delicious. I used english cucumbers and doubled the pears. I had to research ...

I live in an area that I cannot find kumquats, although I do have a tree that only produces in the early spring. I love kumbquats and quinoa so this is the perfect combo! Very refreshing! Nex...

This is a nice side that would be good with sauted scallops, shrimp or a citrus fish dish. I added a bit more lemon and salt. With the leftovers I added Jarlsberg cheese and grape tomatoes. It m...

Delicious!! I used more kumquats...first time using them - yum! Parsley instead of cilantro, as a personal preference. I added the zest from the lemon before juicing...hate to see good zest ...

This was a hit. Even my stepdaughter liked it. Light and flavor able.