Celebrate the Fourth! Red, White and Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Celebrate the Fourth! Red, White and Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Sure, we love those pretty flag cakes with the white frosting, red strawberries lined up like stripes and blueberry stars in the corner. But I wanted to make something different yet festive – a patriotic salad. * What to make that has those All-American colors? How about protein powerhouse white(ish) quinoa , red strawberries and blueberries. I know, *I know . Quinoa is usually eaten savory style but I think it is a perfect mild canvas for sweet flavors.

This dish is  a perfect Fourth of July recipe: a mayo-free refreshing fruity salad that can even go along on your next picnic. And the sweet tangy grapefruit vinaigrette is sublime! And, if you leave off the yogurt drizzle this is a great vegan dish.

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