French Friday's with Dorie Friday here! This week's salad is a quinoa, fruit, and nut salad. I like quinoa but never think to use it. I really enjoy quinoa in summer salads like this one. Overall, I really liked this dish. However, if I were to make it again I'd cut the fruit in half (I used only cranberries, no raisins!) and increase the herbs and lemon juice. The portion size seems a bit off to me. It says it feeds 4 and yet I feel like I have servings for 8!
Going back to the fruit issue again. What is it with people and putting fruit in things?? Raisins especially. My husband says that some people like the blending of all the flavors in a fruit salad. Seriously? I consider the fruit in fruit salad to be "infecting each other". I also consider raisins to be the worst infectors of all because people put them in everything! I was trying to find a new granola cereal the other day and over half had raisins! I found out I wasn't so alone in this after Yummy Chunklet posted, Sorry, raisins, you'll get not love here. Yep raisins, you'll get no love from me either.