Quinoa Mango Salad
This salad is great on its own or as a protein-rich meatless side dish!
~ Gluten & Dairy Free ~
8 Servings as a side dish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed and uncooked
2 cups of water
1 fresh mango, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup red and yellow peppers
1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup carrots, chopped
1 fresh avocado, cut into pieces
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Ingredients for sauce:
1 tbsp white wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 freshly squeezed lime
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp mango juice (optional)
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1) Rinse 3/4 cup of quinoa. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add quinoa, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 more minutes.
2) In a large add chopped bell peppers, cucumber, raisins, carrots, avocado, shredded coconut. Once the quinoa has cooled add it to the vegetables.
3) In a small dish mix together the sauce and pour over the vegetables and quinoa.
Store in the fridge, serve cold!