Home > Salads > Tropical Quinoa Salad Tropical Quinoa Salad April 6, 2014 | 29 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A tri-colored quinoa salad packed with tropical fruits and dressed in a tangy citrus dressing. This salad is vibrant, healthy, and delicious! Fresh fruit, tri-colored quinoa, and a tangy citrus dressing = pure summer bliss in a bowl. I love a good fruit salad, but adding a dressing and quinoa to a fruit salad has quickly become a new staple in my home. The quinoa adds tons of protein leaving this salad surprisingly filling. While it probably won’t stand on it’s own for a meal, serving it with some grilled chicken or steak is honestly one of the best summer meals ever — fresh, light, healthy, and packed with flavor! This salad is highly customizable; pretty much whatever berry or chopped fruit you want will go well with the quinoa and dressing. The dressing is subtle, tangy, tasty, and healthy; plus it is super quick and easy to whip together. This salad doesn’t take too much prep time because the only fruit you need to cut is the kiwi and mango; the oranges just get drained and blueberries + raspberries just need a quick wash + dry. Once you try it just once, it will become a salad you’ll be craving all summer long!! More Salad Recipes: Pear Salad Mandarin Orange Salad Sweet Potato Farro Salad Raspberry Yogurt Salad Chickpea Salad FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Tropical Quinoa Salad 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe A tri-colored quinoa salad packed with tropical fruits and dressed in a tangy citrus dressing. This salad is vibrant, healthy, and delicious! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Tropical Quinoa Salad 5 from 3 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe A tri-colored quinoa salad packed with tropical fruits and dressed in a tangy citrus dressing. This salad is vibrant, healthy, and delicious! Course Salad Cuisine American Prep Time 20 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 6 side salads Calories 297kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients1 cup uncooked quinoa I used tri-colored1 large mango1 container (6 ounces) raspberries2 kiwis1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges well drained1 heaping cup fresh blueberriesDressing1 large orange 2 tablespoons juice and 1 teaspoon zest1 large lemon 1 tablespoon juice and 1/4 teaspoon zest1 and 1/4 tablespoon honey1 teaspoon dijon mustard1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oilSalt and pepper I use about 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepperOptional: fresh limes InstructionsPrepare the quinoa according to package directions.Prepare the fruits: Peel and chop the mango. Wash the raspberries. Peel the kiwis and slice or chop. Drain the mandarin oranges. Wash and dry the blueberries.Allow the quinoa to cool completely and add all the fruits. Gently mix together.Prepare the dressing: combine the orange juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, honey, dijon mustard, & salt and pepper in a small food processor or blender. Blend until smooth -- make sure the honey is incorporated. Blend in the vegetable oil. Taste and adjust to preference (more honey, salt, pepper, etc.)Pour the dressing over the salad and mix. If desired squeeze a wedge of lime over the salad.Store this salad in the fridge. Nutrition FactsCalories: 297kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.