This quinoa pineapple cherry salad is so satisfying, you won’t need anything else after. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like standing in the kitchen when it’s summer weather out. This recipe calls for just four ingredients and a few minutes.
This tasty salad is packed with nutrients and so much goodness! If you have not tried quinoa before, let me tell you, its so so good, I love it! It has this unique flavor and usually, I eat it instead of rice. What’s so great about it, is that its a natural source of protein. A total of 8 grams of protein are in just one cup.
For those who follow a gluten-free diet, quinoa is the perfect new ingredient to add to the diet. Then goes the pineapple. This sweet, yet sour fruit is full of manganese as well as other minerals which are essential for building strong bones. Pineapple also contains a large amount of vitamin-C. This nutrient is good for supporting the immune system. On top of all of that, the cherries are a good fruit to eat to promote a healthy sleep cycle. They contain natural melatonin which helps with sleep and body regeneration.
What do I need to make this recipe?
Quinoa is the base to this recipe, providing fiber and protein.
Pineapple supports digestion and is great to take when you are suffering from seasonal allergies.
Cherries contain calcium and potassium.
Fresh basil helps to fight inflammation in the body.
How to make Sweet and Simple Quinoa Pineapple Cherry Salad
Sweet and Simple Quinoa Pineapple Cherry Salad
- cutting board
- mixing spoon
- ½ cup raw quinoa
- 1 pineapple, chopped
- 10 cherries, pitted
- 3 stems fresh basil, chopped
- Cook quinoa. (follow the instructions on the package).
- Chop pineapple into bite size pieces.
- Remove the pit of a 10 cherries, and cut each cherry into fourths.
- Chop fresh basil.
- Combine all ingredients for a yummy salad and serve immediately.