Zesty Grapefruit Quinoa Salad: A Bright and Refreshing Delight

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Grapefruit Quinoa Salad is a refreshing and nutritious dish that combines the tangy flavor of grapefruit with the nutty texture of quinoa. It is a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and crunchy, making it a delightful option for a light lunch or a healthy side dish.

This fresh spring side salad is simple yet beautiful to make. The bitterness of the grapefruit is combined with the honey mustard dressing to give it a lighter taste.

A fresh salad with grapefruit slices, cherry tomatoes, onions, mixed greens, and chopped nuts, served on a decorative plate.

Zesty Grapefruit Quinoa Salad

This spring salad is a versatile dish that you can customize to your liking. You can add other fruits, vegetables, or protein sources to create your unique variation. It is a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal that will surely please everyone.

What is quinoa?

Quinoa, a gluten-free grain, provides a good source of protein, fiber, and essential minerals. Grapefruit, on the other hand, is rich in vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. Combining these ingredients creates a nutrient-dense salad that is both delicious and beneficial for your health.

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Ingredients

The full Grapefruit Quinoa Salad recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

  • cooked quinoa
  • grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • greens of choice
  • cherry tomato
  • red onion
  • chopped mint
  • chopped almond

Honey Mustard Dressing

A plate of quinoa salad garnished with grapefruit slices, cherry tomatoes, and nuts on a woven placemat.

Simple Quinoa Salad Instructions

  1. Add all salad ingredients to a large salad bowl.
  2. Honey Mustard Dressing: Combine all ingredients. Pour onto the salad. Toss gently. Leave in the salad bowl or place on a large plate before serving.
  3. You can leave it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.

Grapefruit Quinoa Salad Conclusion

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A fresh salad with grapefruit slices, cherry tomatoes, onions, mixed greens, and chopped nuts, served on a decorative plate.

Zesty Grapefruit Quinoa Salad: A Bright and Refreshing Delight

This fresh spring side salad is simple yet beautiful to make. The bitterness of the grapefruit is combined with the honey mustard dressing to give it a lighter taste.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (13.05 oz | 370 g) cooked quinoa
  • 1 large grapefruit peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups (7.05 oz | 200 g) green of choice
  • ½ cup (2.64 oz | 75 g) cherry tomato
  • 1 medium red onion or pickled red onions
  • ¼ cup mint chopped
  • ¼ cup (0.95 oz | 27 g) almond chopped

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Add all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  • Honey Mustard Dressing: Combine all ingredients together. Pour onto the salad. Toss gently. Leave in the salad bowl or place on a large salad plate before serving.
  • You can leave it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  • Enjoy!
  • You can store any leftovers for 3 days in refrigerator

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1228IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3mg
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