Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 256KCAL

This juicy Summer Pineapple, Lime and Feta Quinoa Salad is sure to be your new favourite slimming friendly lunch.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories256
  • Carbs35g
  • Protein12g
  • Fat5.2g
  • Saturates2.4g
  • Sugars21g

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If you think salads are boring you haven’t tried this one yet! Our Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad is all the flavours of a summer holiday in one bowl. 

Full of goodness, the juicy pineapple and zingy lime balance the creaminess of the feta, with fluffy, light quinoa to fill you up. 

Hearty enough to be served on its own for lunch, you could also serve up a smaller portion as a side dish. The fruity flavours taste incredible paired with grilled or BBQ meat, or keep it simple and add a fresh wholemeal roll. 

Quinoa are tiny gluten free seeds that are packed with protein and other goodness! So easy to cook, they have a slightly nutty flavour and make a great, healthy alternative to rice and pasta.

If you prefer, you could switch the quinoa for couscous in this recipe – the result will still be delicious! Just remember to adjust the calories. 

What diets is this Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad suitable for?

Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad is perfect for vegetarians and anyone on a gluten free diet. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, remember to always be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad recipe?

  • This Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Green.
  • This Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Blue.
  • This Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad recipe is worth 2 Points per portion if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad?

This recipe needs quinoa which is easy to find in the grocery aisles of your local supermarket. 

We’ve used dried quinoa and cooked it from scratch but some stores also stock ready to eat quinoa which is handy when you’re in a rush!

How many calories are in this Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad?

There are 256 calories in each portion of this Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Cook quinoa as per packet instructions, leave to one side to cool.

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Step 2

Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix with the cooled cooked quinoa.

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Step 3

Season with salt and pepper and serve with lime wedge for garnish.

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Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad?

This salad is filling enough on its own to make a perfect summer lunch but you could also serve a smaller portion alongside some of these delicious dishes:

How do you know when Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad is cooked?

Cook the dried quinoa as per the packet instructions. It doesn’t need long and will be fluffy and light when perfectly cooked. 

How long can you keep Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours. If you cover it well or store it in an airtight container you could keep it in the fridge overnight.

Can I freeze Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad?

This recipe isn’t suitable for freezing. It’s best enjoyed straight away but you could make it the night before for lunch the next day!

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Summer Pineapple, Lime, Feta and Quinoa Salad

This juicy Summer Pineapple, Lime and Feta Quinoa Salad is sure to be your new favourite slimming friendly lunch.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 256
  • Carbs 35G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 medium approx. 900g pineapple peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 180 g dried quinoa
  • 180 g reduced fat feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 10 g fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lime cut into wedges for garnish

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Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa as per packet instructions, leave to one side to cool.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix with the cooled cooked quinoa.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve with lime wedge for garnish.

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Recipe notes

Tip: You can switch the quinoa for couscous for a salad that's just as tasty!

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Clare RogersMonday 5th July 2021

Hi

Sounds delicious but I can’t eat peppers or chilli, I’m guessing you could swap them out for other veg such as cucumber and carrots or other similar veg?

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    HollyMonday 26th July 2021

    Hey Clare, yes like you said you can swap out the vegetables for something you prefer like cucumber or carrots. Hope that helps!

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