Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad

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Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad is a great way to start or end your day! The combination of the honey, maple syrup, and blueberries is just plain phenomenally tasty! I created this scrumptious recipe with some extra quinoa I had left over from making my Quinoa Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with Almonds on one of my inventing days in the kitchen. If you’re like me sometimes, you just have to be in the kitchen. It’s my favorite room in the house and will cure anything and everything around here.

Also, by being in there, I get to please my entire family, as well as myself with all the creations that leave my 12×12 piece of personal space! I just love it! Sharing my little space with others (when the measuring cup hits me), just makes everything a little bit sweeter – not just in the kitchen, but in life as well. This Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad will warm the hearts of everyone who gets a bowl.

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Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6-servings

Serving Size: 1/4-cup

Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Warm Plum and Blueberry Salad is the ancient grains of goodness! This versatile grain can be used in almost any recipe and will pack in some extra vitamins and fiber; no one but you will be the wiser.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups – Quinoa – cooked*
  • 2 TBS – Coconut Oil**
  • 1 Tsp – Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Cup – Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 – Fresh Plum – pitted and chopped
  • 1 TBS – Pure Raw Honey
  • 1 Tsp – Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 TBS – Almond Milk – unsweetened
  • 1 TBS – Slivered Almonds

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan combine quinoa, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Heat over low heat for 2 minutes to heat through.
  2. Add chopped plum, sliced almonds, honey, maple syrup, and almond milk. Stir well. Heat over low heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in blueberries with a wooden spoon to combine all ingredients.
  4. Serve warm or cold.

Notes

*I made extra when I made my Quinoa Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies and used it for this recipe. **You can use butter, but I love coconut oil and all the goodness it provides. Time is for using left-over quinoa. If using raw, add an additional 12 minutes to cook time.

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My Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad is great for breakfast, lunch, or even a late night snack!

Add some sautéed onions, mushrooms, and some bell peppers and you will have a sweet and savory recipe for dinner. Make a big pot of quinoa and keep it in the refrigerator and take out what you’ll need, and just add whatever ingredients come to mind! Quinoa is a very versatile grain and can be used in almost anything. So come on, and get your quinoa on and enjoy some ancient grains with your family!

For an extra added treat…add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of this Warm Plum and Blueberry Quinoa Salad. Yum! Life just tastes great!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie

 


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