Quinoa Honey Lime Fruit Bars


1 C Quinoa of choice

2 C Water

Dash of Salt

1½ C Sliced Strawberries

1½ C Diced Mango

1½ C Blueberries

Juice from 1 Lime

3 Tbsp Honey

2 Tbsp Chopped fresh Mint

You can change up the fruit in this recipe, if you use peaches you may want to substitute basil for the mint

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Quinoa Honey Lime Fruit Bars

Apr 29, 2024Brenda Brink
Contributed By: Adventures in Freeze Drying

This recipe will fill 2 medium trays*


  1. Cook 1 cup quinoa in 2 cups of water with a pinch of salt (Bring quinoa to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until all moisture is absorbed) 
  2. Let quinoa cool to room temperature or colder in the fridge.
  3. Add all fruit to the cooled quinoa, and mix well
  4. Combine lime juice, honey, and mint and stir until honey is no longer thick and there is a thin consistency to the dressing.
  5. Add dressing to quinoa and fruit, mix well.
  6. Line trays with parchment, and spread quinoa salad evenly across trays, add dividers set to 20 portions. 
  7. Freeze Dry
  8. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)

Cycle Time:

24 hours


These can be eaten like a granola bar, with no rehydration. 

To rehydrate, add a little bit of cold water at a time, let sit, stir and repeat until all fruit and quinoa is rehydrated.

* Extra Large Tray = 15 Cups/Tray   Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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