Tropical Quinoa Salad

tropical quinoa salad Side Dish
Tropical Quinoa Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10

Good for you, and tastes good too! Sweet dried fruits and coconut complement nutritious quinoa in this chilled side dish. ...MORE + LESS -


1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1 bag (6 oz) dried pineapple, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 bag (5 oz) dried mango, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 bag (2 oz) chopped macadamia nuts (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup flaked coconut
10 leaves Bibb lettuce


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  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and water to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining ingredients except coconut and lettuce. Stir in quinoa. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time.
  • 3
    Sprinkle coconut in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 6 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until light brown. Cool.
  • 4
    To serve, spoon 1/2 cup salad onto each lettuce leaf; sprinkle with toasted coconut.

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