Warm Quinoa & Grapefruit Salad

Yesterday I showed you all a picture of my deliciously flavorful, fruity quinoa salad.

And today I’m going to share the recipe with you! You won’t want to miss this one Open-mouthed smile

Grapefruit is one of my favorite fall fruits. Mostly, I like to eat it plain, alongside breakfast, but I also like to incorporate it into salads. For this one, I added it to warm quinoa, along with some other fun ingredients.

While it’s called a “salad” it’s really a heart-warming, soul-soothing dish to be eaten whether it’s warm out – or blustery cold like it was yesterday in central Illinois. Either way, you’ll get a flavor-popping combination of sweet, savory, and even a bit sour.

Warm Quinoa & Grapefruit Salad

1 c. quinoa, rinsed

1 grapefruit, peeled and quartered

Handful of leafy greens

2 tbsp. goat cheese

2 tbsp. currants or raisins

1/4 c. raw pecans

For dressing:

Juice of 2 grapefruit wedges

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp. coconut oil (or canola)

1/2 tsp. sea salt

stevia to taste

Cook quinoa as directed. Meanwhile, peel and segment grapefruit. Mix together dressing by adding all the ingredients in a bowl and whisking with a fork. When quinoa is finished cooking, add the grapefruit, and then the leafy greens, and toss to combine. The greens should cook and shrink a little. Next, add the goat cheese, and then the dressing. Finally, top with currants and pecans. Enjoy!


I’m actually watching the gym for the owner today. It’s pretty quiet, so I think I’ll get in a strength training workout here before too long. When I got sick, I got a little off track for New Rules of Lifting for Abs, so I’ve been wanting to get in one of those workouts since I’m back to 100% Smile

I haven’t had lunch yet, but I’ve got it all packed up. I added what I had left of the warm quinoa and grapefruit salad to a bed of massaged kale, and then added some other fun stuff like cashews, apple, and carrot:

Have a great day! Open-mouthed smile

Are you a grapefruit lover? I used to hate it, but then I hit 20, and discovered it’s actually really really delicious.

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  1. Oh my gosh, grapefruit. I haven’t had grapefruit in so long! Thanks for the reminder. 😉

  2. Sounds delicious I need to make asap

  3. I want to like grapefruit but I’m still on the fence. Mostly because eating it is kind of a lot of work.

    • Hehe! It’s really not though – I usually just slice it in half and go at it with a fork. It’s a bit barbaric, but as long as you’re at home, it works lol

  4. Whenever I see a grapefruit, I’m reminded of the horrible grapefruit diet I went on in college. Bleck. I DO still love them, but have bad memories of eating way too many and having an acid burned tongue.

    • Eek!
      I once made a juice right after I got my juicer for Christmas, and I made a grapefruit + orange juice, and chugged it. HELLO acid reflex!

  5. That quinoa salad looks so good. Quinoa is one of my favorite grains and I love how versatile it is. And mixing it with goat cheese? Yummy.
    I had never had grapefruit until last year and now am a huge fan, especially the pink kind.

  6. Love grapefruit! I’m pretty sure I’d want to drink that dressing straight up with the ingredients in it.

  7. It’s funny, I’ve disliked grapefruit my whole life, but haven’t tried it in the last few years…my tastebuds have changed so much, I should probably give it a whirl. Who know–stranger things have happened!

  8. I hope grapefruit goes on sale soon as we all love it here. Your lunch looks super good and ultra healthy, I just might have to copy.

  9. I have tried to like grapefruit so many times! But. I. cant. do. it. So sad because I always think grapefruit is so pretty.

  10. Wow…that looks sooo good. I be the pecan-grapefruit combo was awesome. So unusual. Along with the texture of the quinoa…I want some.

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