Quinoa-White Bean-Nectarine Salad

quinoa-white bean-nectarine salad

Try this yummy salad as a side dish, light lunch, or if you’re crazy like me….for breakfast!  Okay, I normally wouldn’t eat this for breakfast but there wasn’t a lot left the next day and it was soooo delish that I figured “why not” and ate the rest with my morning green smoothie 🙂


1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

2 nectarines (or peaches) cut into small pieces
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1-1 1/2 cups white (cannellini) beans
20 fresh basil leaves chopped

For the dressing I used an amazing organic persian lime infused olive oil (about 3-4 Tbs.) and coconut infused white balsamic vinegar (about 3 Tbs.).  Wisked together.

Try using fresh lemon juice or lime juice and olive oil or a balsamic vinegar and olive oil if you like.


Cook quinoa in water according to package directions…usually you bring to a boil and then simmer with lid on for approximately 10-15 minutes.  Let cool.

Combine the quinoa with the onion, garlic, nectarines, beans and basil.

Pour dressing on top and toss to coat.

Chill for a few hours before serving…after you taste a bite (or sample a small bowlful).


Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂


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