Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mango quinoa salad

Here is a recipe I found on Mel's kitchen cafe, but it originally came from the biggest loser and was also posted on Our Best Bites.  So, obviously a popular one.  With a pedigree like that you'd think I'd leave it alone, but I cut out a bit of vinegar and half of the oil, and definitely left out a good deal of the cilantro.    It was still very tasty, and colorful.  I love a meal that looks pretty.
It was definitely tasty.  I even ate the left overs the next day for lunch.  Always a good sign.  :)


Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (3/4 cups dry) cooked in vegetable or chicken broth, at room temperature or chilled
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 green onions, white and green parts thinly sliced
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Directions
  1. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.  
  2. In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients.  Pour dressing over the top and stir to combine.  


1 comment:

  1. This one is on my list for this weekend!! Love Quinoa:0)

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