Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quinoa Salad with Mango

Wow what a beautiful salad and it tastes so great.

1 mango, peeled and cut into small dice

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced as small as you can get it

1 cup chopped scallions

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp grapeseed oil

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled

1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

A few leaves of lettuce for garnish

Combine the mango, red pepper, scallions, and cilantro in a mixing bowl. Add the red wine vinegar, oil, and salt, and stir to combine. Add the quinoa and stir until everything is well incorporated. Fold in the black beans. You can serve immediately or let it sit for a bit for the flavors to meld. To serve, placea few leaves of lettuce on a plate and scoop some salad on top. this tastes good chilled and is even better at room temperature.

In the picture I didn't add black beans and only had 1 cup on quinoa. It was great!!!

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