I just added this recipe to my lunch menu. They loved it. I hope you do too!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

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  • Stir cooled quinoa, watermelon, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, mango, pineapple, and chopped cilantro leaves together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk wine vinegar, honey, pineapple juice, lime juice, and garlic together in a small bowl; drizzle in canola oil, whisking constantly. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss gently to combine. Place salad in a serving bowl; garnish with lime slices, jalapeno slices, and reserved cilantro leaves.

Cook's Note:

Cook the quinoa in the early morning, or the night before.

Nutrition Facts

125.2 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.3g 6% DV; fat 5.5g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 18.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2014
This is an excellently flavorful fruit salad; full of fresh citrus flavors in a sweet vinaigrette along with cilantro. The variety of fruits and veggies all work together to make your mouth pop! Of course the longer the salad is refrigerated the better it tastes. It would be just as great with any fruit you might prefer as well. Thanks Anthony for a great summer salad!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2014
The amount of oil in the dressing tuns this fresh salad into an oily mess. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2014
This is an excellently flavorful fruit salad; full of fresh citrus flavors in a sweet vinaigrette along with cilantro. The variety of fruits and veggies all work together to make your mouth pop! Of course the longer the salad is refrigerated the better it tastes. It would be just as great with any fruit you might prefer as well. Thanks Anthony for a great summer salad!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2014
I loved the flavor and texture combinations of this recipe. It is a great summer dish. However I have to agree with other reviews that it is probably supposed to read 1/4 C of oil not 1 1/4. I had to cook more quinoa to get past the soupy stage...and I didn't even add all of the dressing. I will definitely make this regularly adjusting the oil measurement. I added black beans and have eaten it as a light lunch. Yum! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2014
This is a great summer salad. Served cold it a delightful treat. I used one Splenda instead of honey and omitted the watermelon just because I didn't have any. It turned out great and will be making it again for a family gathering today! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2014
The amount of oil in the dressing tuns this fresh salad into an oily mess. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
Wonderful flavors and textures. I think recipe should read 1/4 cup oil which gives vinaigrette the usual 1:1 ratio of acid to oil. NOT cup and a half. I did add some lime zest just because I like it. Thanks for posting it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
Only used 1/4 cup of coconut oil to make it healthier. Also did not have any watermelon so I used grapes cut in half. Also did not have any pepper so I added celery which gave it nice crunch. Cooked my quinoa in vegetable broth. Was a huge hit at my ladies' luncheon! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2016
I made this recipe exactly as listed however I took other reviewer's advice and only used a quarter cup of oil instead of 1 1/4 cup of oil. It turned out very nice. It's not the best salad I've ever had but still very good 4 stars! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
Yummy!!!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2015
I wish I had paid attention to the reviews and cut down on the oil. It was an oily soupy mess. I will try this again the flavour was quite pleasant. Read More