I've tried a few methods of using quinoa in the last few months and this is definitely my favorite. This dish is so zingy with the mango, red pepper, and lime juice and it would make a great one-dish meal, or an accompaniment to something yummy on the grill...like shrimp! (Pictured below) It's perfect for the summer, which I know is over, but it would be a great way to liven up a meal anytime of year. Enjoy!
Mango Quinoa Salad
2 cups cooked quinoa, at room temperature or chilled
1 14 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium mango, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1 handful chopped cilantro, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
4 T. red wine vinegar
3 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 T. lime juice
salt and pepper
Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add mango, red pepper, green onions, and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, and lime juice until smooth. Pour over salad. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least one hour prior to serving.
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