Berry Quinoa Salad – Two Peas & Their Pod


Quick Summary

Berry Quinoa Salad- blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, herbs, and a simple citrus dressing. This healthy fruit salad is a summer favorite! 

Berry Quinoa Salad in bowl.

I make a lot of salads during the summertime. Green salad, pasta salad, bean salad, chicken salad, potato salad, quinoa salad, and fruit salad. When it’s hot, all I want is a good salad.

I love making this Berry Quinoa Salad because it is bursting with beautiful berries! It has blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries…all of the BEST summer berries.

The berries and quinoa get tossed in a simple citrus honey dressing that is incredible. I also add some fresh herbs and almonds for a little crunch.

This is a fun fruit salad to serve for the 4th of July, Labor Day, or any summer day. Take it to a BBQ, picnic, or potluck. I also like to make it for breakfast or eat it as a sweet snack. The quinoa is a great source of protein, making it a great breakfast or healthy snack.

Berry Quinoa Salad with almonds in bowl with spoon.

Salad Ingredients

  • Quinoa– cook the quinoa according to package instructions. The quinoa can be made in advance. Make sure it is cool before making the salad.
  • Berries– strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries! Make sure you pick the best berries you can find since they are the star of the salad.
  • Almonds– chop up some almonds or you can use candied pecans if you want a little extra sweetness!
  • Herbs– fresh mint and basil!

Citrus Honey Dressing

The dressing is easy to whisk up! You will need:

  • Orange zest
  • Fresh orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice– the citrus combo is SO good!
  • Honey– to sweeten the dressing.
  • Herbs– fresh mint and basil!
Berry Quinoa Salad in bowl with spoon.

How to Make Berry Quinoa Salad

  • First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, mint, and basil. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, mint, and basil. Gently stir.
  • Drizzle citrus honey dressing over the salad and gently stir again. Serve and enjoy!

How to Store

This berry salad is best the day it is made. The berries will get really juicy after being tossed in the dressing. If you have leftovers, you can store the salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just know, that the berries might get a little mushy.

If you want to prep in advance, you can make the quinoa and dressing ahead of time. Store the cooked quinoa in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Store the dressing in a jar or container for up to 3 days. Whisk before using.

Berry Quinoa Salad in bowl with blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

More Fruit Salad Recipes

Berry Quinoa Salad

This healthy fruit salad is a summer favorite! It is great for breakfast, snack time, or served as a side dish.

Citrus Honey Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped basil

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, cut in half
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped almonds, or candied pecans
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped basil
  • First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, mint, and basil. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, almonds, mint, and basil. Gently stir. Drizzle citrus honey dressing over the salad and gently stir again. Serve.

Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. The quinoa can be made in advance. Make sure it is cool before making the salad. The salad is best the day it is made.

Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 458mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 123IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 2mg

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