Tropical Quinoa Salad

Tropical Quinoa Salad

Good for you, and tastes good too! Sweet dried fruits and coconut complement nutritious quinoa in this chilled side dish.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

10

servings

1
cup uncooked quinoa
2
cups water
1
bag (6 oz) dried pineapple, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
bag (5 oz) dried mango, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
bag (2 oz) chopped macadamia nuts (about 1/2 cup)
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
2
tablespoons orange marmalade
1/4
cup orange juice
1/4
cup flaked coconut
10
leaves Bibb lettuce
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and water to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining ingredients except coconut and lettuce. Stir in quinoa. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time.
  3. Sprinkle coconut in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 6 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until light brown. Cool.
  4. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup salad onto each lettuce leaf; sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Pronounced KEEN-wah, quinoa is an ancient grain high in protein and low in carbohydrates compared to other grains. Look for quinoa in the rice aisle rice of your grocery store.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 25mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 27g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.