Quinoa, Fruit & Nut Salad is tasty, nutritious and diabetic-friendly. Simple recipe. Lots of protein.
Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain it in a sieve.
Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
Stir in the quinoa.
Reduce the heat and cook gently for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the grains have expanded.
When they are cooked, each grain will have a ring around it.
Turn off the heat, cover the pan and let sit for 5 minutes.
If any water remains in the bottom of the pan, drain the quinoa.
Let cool to room temperature.
Cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces.
Chop the nuts and then toast them until lightly browned.
Mix the fruit, nuts and herbs with the quinoa.
In a separate bowl to make the dressing, whisk the oils and ginger until well blended.
Mix the dressing into the quinoa mixture.
Serve at room temperature or cold over greens with a dollop of yogurt to garnish.