Grapefruit Quinoa Salad

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in fruit, grains, salads, vegetables | 0 comments

Day 3 of a Week of Grapefruit.  Quinoa is all the rage at the moment, and there is good reason for that!  It is a wonderful nutrient dense alternative to wheat.  Check out my earlier blog about preparing quinoa for the health benefits of this delicious grain.

The sweet and tangy taste of grapefruit is perfect with the spicy zing of jalapeños in this recipe for quinoa.  Try this dish as a side dish with your favorite salmon or chicken, or it makes a nutritious lunch at home or packed for on the go.

Grapefruit Quinoa Salad

  • 2 grapefruits, one juiced, the other peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cups prepared quinoa
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  1. In a large bowl, combine the prepared quinoa, peeled and cubed grapefruit, chopped jalapeño, and chopped scallions.
  2. In a small bowl, add the grapefruit juice, olive oil, white wine vinegar, ginger, sea salt, pepper, and honey and whisk until well combined.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the quinoa mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator.
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