Sunday, August 5, 2012


I have caught a major case of olympic fever. Every 2 years when the olympics roll around I spend hours watching sports that I have no clue the rules of and cheer on Team USA and Great Britain. And when I say hours, I mean HOURS, like 12 a day. I avidly avoid any website that shares olympic results before they are aired on tv. I have cried, I have screamed, I have laughed, and I have cheered. I now know all the rules of road cycling as well as race walking. You get the point, I LOVE the olympics. So when Annelih suggested olympic themed dishes for this weeks post I was on board!

After all the sweets I've been eating, baking really wasn't on the cards. I thought about doing something British but nothing really felt right. In the end I went with something healthy, delicious, and summery; quinoa fruit salad.

Quinoa is a super grain that, while being delicious, is packed with protein. It cooks just like rice and can be eaten both hot and cold. To give my quinoa an olympic flare I added fruit in the color of the olympic rings; blueberries for blue, mangos for yellow, blackberries for black, kiwi for green, and strawberries for red. For a little extra something, I added something toasted coconut and honey lime dressing.

Olympic Quinoa Salad

2 cups cooked quinoa cooled to room temp
handful of strawberries cut up
handful of blueberries
handful of blackberries
1 mango cubed
2 kiwis cubed
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded cocoanut toasted
juice of one lime
2 tbsp honey

1. In a bowl mix together the quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mango, kiwi, and cocoanut.

2. In a separate bowl whisk together the lime and honey. Pour over fruit salad and mix.

3. Serve, eat, and enjoy!

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