From Chef Oonagh Williams of Royal Temptations Catering
With fresh fruits coming into season, now is the time to enjoy a savory salad with some fruit. This is great as a side dish with any grilled meat or fish. You can even prepare the quinoa with dressing the day before, but be sure to only add the fruit a short while before serving.
1. Put raw quinoa and cold water/stock in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, turn down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
2. After 10 minutes, turn heat off but leave pan sitting on hot burner for 5 minutes. After these 5 minutes, remove lid and allow quinoa to cool.
3. Stir about half of the dressing into quinoa.
4. Add fruit to quinoa and dressing once quinoa is cold. Add more dressing to taste.
Blend all the ingredients together. This also goes well over mixed greens with strawberries, goat cheese or feta cheese and some nuts.