Quinoa blueberry mango salad in a white bowl

Quinoa Salad with Blueberries & Mango

Quinoa mango salad with blueberries


Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberries, fruit, grains, minerals, phytonutrients, quinoa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2



  • 1/2 cup quinoa washed
  • 1 cup water

Salad ingredients (minus the quinoa)

  • 1 mango cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 medium cucumber cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon orange marmalade
  • 10 Basil leaves chopped finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the water in a medium skillet, then add the quinoa. Turn heat down to medium, cover the skillet and let simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat and let the quinoa cool to room temperature.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the other ingredients. Combine the fruits and cucumber in a medium bowl. And whisk together all of the dressing ingredients, except the basil.
  3. When the quinoa has cooled, combine the basil with the dressing and mix half of the dressing into the quinoa. Combine the quinoa with the fruits and cucumber mixture and serve immediately with the rest of the dressing.

Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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