Quinoa Fruit Salad with Coconut-Passionfruit Cream

by Michelle on August 15, 2010 · 19 comments

in Dairy Free,Healthy Breakfast,Healthy Desserts,Refined Sugar-Free,Soaked Grains,Paleo/Primal

You may remember last week I made a savoury quinoa tabouli salad with chicken and grapefruit. And now this week I have a sweet quinoa fruit salad for you. That’s the great thing about quinoa- it’s very versatile and can be made into a number of dishes, both sweet and savoury. I’ve made this into a paleo/primal friendly, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free recipe by using quinoa which is gluten free and coconut cream instead of dairy-cream but which is just nice. I hope you give quinoa a go and try one of these recipes.

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Coconut-Passionfruit Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 T. red quinoa, soaked overnight in water
  • 1 C. fruit of your choice: I used6 strawberries, 1/4 pineapple, 1/2 pear
  • 1 passionfruit
  • a handful of almonds, soaked in water overnight (you can try adding different nuts and seeds as well)
  • 2 T. coconut cream

How to:

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear and not soapy (this is due to the saponins). Add the quinoa plus about a cup of water to a saucepan and cook until soft and the tails become exposed from the quinoa (around 5-10 minutes). Drain the water and set aside.
  2. Drain and rinse the almonds and pat them dry with paper towel.
  3. Prepare your fruit: I sliced the strawberries, and cubed the pineapple and pear. Add the fruit to your bowl and stir in the quinoa and almonds.
  4. To make the coconut-passionfruit cream: simply stir together the coconut cream and the passionfruit. Then dollop it on top of your quinoa fruit salad and enjoy!

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Health Blogger August 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Wow quinoa salad looks delicious. I am going to try it this weekend. I love that Coconut-Passionfruit Cream. Superb recipe.

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Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama August 17, 2010 at 3:29 am

This looks very delicious! I need to get my hands on some red quinoa so I can make this. I love the addition of coconut cream too! I can’t wait to try this =)

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Michelle August 17, 2010 at 3:36 am

Thanks Tiffany! You can also use regular quinoa, just so you know! Let me know how it goes!

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TheCeliacDiva August 17, 2010 at 5:03 am

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carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com August 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm

What a wonderful and beautiful way to use quinoa Michelle!! I have a box of red quinoa at home just waiting to be used!! With your strawberries this is just lovely!!

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Alea August 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm

This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try it. How do you make your coconut cream? I have never tried it, but would love to be able to do so for my lactose intolerant child.

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healy August 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

looks so tempting. you made me hungry!AAaaahh. . .I love strawberry, I love the recipe gosh!

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free August 19, 2010 at 3:22 am

So healthy and totally delicious…right up my alley! Thanks for linking to SIT!

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Michelle August 19, 2010 at 8:46 am

Thanks Amy. Thanks for stopping by :)

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Aubree Cherie August 23, 2010 at 10:54 am

Ooo yum! This looks like the perfect breakfast :)

~Aubree Cherie

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Michelle August 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Thanks Aubree :). It was pretty delicious!

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Stephanie August 24, 2010 at 4:41 am

This sounds so amazing! I can’t wait to try it. I’m coconut intolerant, so I think I will give it a try using Amy’s cashew cream: http://www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com/raw-cashew-cream/

Awesome recipe! Thanks Michelle :)

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Stephanie August 24, 2010 at 4:42 am

This sounds so amazing! I can’t wait to try it. I’m coconut intolerant, so I think I will give it a try using Amy’s cashew cream: http://www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com/raw-cashew-cream/

Awesome recipe! Thanks Michelle :)

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Best Hamburger Recipe August 27, 2010 at 11:20 am

Yummy!
What a delicious recipe!
I’ll try..

Thanks.

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Vivian September 27, 2017 at 9:24 pm

This looks so delicious and it is a great idea for snacks.
Quinoa fruit is healthy, and I love coconut passionfruit cream.
Can’t wait to try.

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