Friday, August 5, 2011

Mango Quinoa Salad

Oh boy this Salad was so yummy and is so very good for you!! If you need a new salad to take to a bbq or a light side dish to go along with grilled meat then this recipe is for you!!! For those of you who haven't jumped on the quinoa band wagon I suggest you do. It is super yummy and so good for you. We use it in place of rice sometimes. My family really loves it!! Now some of you may shy away for using a sweet mango in a savory salad but believe me do not leave it out. It is amazing paired with all of the other ingredients. I first saw this recipe over at the Recipe Shoebox and the other day at Mel's kitchen Cafe. Check them out they have some awesome recipes.!!!

Mango Quinoa Salad
2 cups cooked quinoa, room temperature or chilled
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper
6 green onions, thinly sliced or red onion diced(I only had a red onion so that is what I used)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro(I didn't have any on hand but will definitely use next time)
2 T. red wine vinegar
3 T. olive oil
2 T. lime juice
1 T. sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Place quinoa in a large bowl. Add the mango, red pepper, green or red onions, black beans, and cilantro. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, lime juice, and sugar till smooth. Pour over the salad. Toss to combine and add salt and pepper to taste. For a main dish serve at room temp. with hot grilled chicken or shrimp. For a side dish serve chilled.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Holy cow that looks awesome! Definitely bookmarking this one.