Quinoa Fruit Salad with Toasted Coconut Flakes

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 45 minutes
  • One serving
Quinoa Fruit Salad with Toasted Coconut Flakes

We’re big fans of quinoa, because it can be used in lots of different ways. One of our clear favorites is this fruit salad, topped with some lightly toasted coconut flakes. Top this with your favorite fruits. If you need a starting point, go for kiwi, blackberries, and blueberries. The taste ends up being just right!

Ingredients

⅓ cup quinoa
1 1/4 cup water
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ cup coconut flakes
1 kiwi, sliced
1 tablespoon blackberries
1 tablespoon blueberries

Steps

  1. Add the quinoa in a large bowl and pour 1 cup of water over it. Let it soak for 30 minutes. When the time’s up, drain the excess water using a strainer.
  2. Add the remaining water and the milk in a saucepan, then place it over medium heat. Add the brown sugar.
  3. When the liquid starts simmering, add the soaked quinoa, and whisk for 1-2 minutes. Leave it aside so that the quinoa absorbs the liquid.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and add the coconut flakes over it, in an even layer. Bake the flakes for the next 5 minutes.
  6. Make sure the quinoa is soft and then strain it well, to remove the excess liquid.
  7. Transfer the cooked quinoa in a bowl, then add the coconut flakes, combine them with a fork.
  8. Top the bowl with kiwi, blackberries, and blueberries.

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