Winter Fruit Salad

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"This is a salad with quinoa. It is a grain that is similar to rice and couscous and is available in most health food stores."
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30 m servings 250 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat stirring often, until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain and cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the kumquats, cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, pear and cucumber. Add the dressing and toss well. Add the watercress and toss again and serve.


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I love quinoa and I loved this recipe. It was a hit at Thanksgiving this year with a huge family that had never had quinoa before! I doubled the pears and used an entire pint-package of kumqua...

A wonderful and refreshing salad with quinoa, fairly simple to make. I added more kumquats and chopped pair for 'sweetness' and color.

If I could give this more stars, I would. This is my current absolute favorite salad! You've got to try it.

This recipe is amazing! I made this for a friend and ended up making another batch for myself- dressing is light and delicious. I used english cucumbers and doubled the pears. I had to research ...

I live in an area that I cannot find kumquats, although I do have a tree that only produces in the early spring. I love kumbquats and quinoa so this is the perfect combo! Very refreshing! Nex...

This is a nice side that would be good with sauted scallops, shrimp or a citrus fish dish. I added a bit more lemon and salt. With the leftovers I added Jarlsberg cheese and grape tomatoes. It m...

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