Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mango Quinoa Salad

I wanted to post this recipe before memorial weekend, but it got deleted by accident. This recipe is tasty as a main dish or a side and comes from Our Best Bites. Plus, it's super healthy and you can add grilled chicken or a side of salmon to make it more of a main dish.
2 cups cooked quinoa at room temperature, or chilled (I used chicken broth to cook my quinoa and it gave a nice flavor)
1 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium mango, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 handful chopped cilantro (about 1/2 cup)
4 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
kosher salt
freshly cracked black pepper
Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl.  Add mango,
red pepper, green onion, black beans, and cilantro.
This dish has amazing presentation with all the bright colors. Perfect for summer!
In a small bowl combine vinegar, olive oil, and lime juice.  Whisk until smooth and pour on top of salad.  Toss to combine, add salt and pepper to taste. 
Chill for at least one hour before serving. You'll be the hit of the party if you bring this. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

Ginny said...

Very colorful, can I leave out the onions and peppers? I could substitute tomatoes!

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