13 September 2007

Quinoa & Mango Salad

So I've been diggin' on the quinoa lately. It's grainy crunchiness just drives me wild. I whipped up this recipe with stuff I had on hand, and it turned out fabulously. Serves 2-3 people. P.S. My personal food-photographer and husband is out of town, so I actually took this picture myself!

2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
1 ripe-but-not-mushy mango, cut into small chunks
1/2 diced red onion or onion type vegetable (chives, green onions, scallions, etc etc)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 handful cashews (I didn't have any, but I think they'd go well)
for the dressing:
1/4 cup yogurt
1 bunch fresh mint, diced
juice from 1 or 2 limes
soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil (or less)
salt and pepper

Cook the quinoa following the instructions on the box. It is very important to rinse it first and even soak it for 15 min if you have the time, because this gets rid of the bitterness. Set cooked quinoa aside to cool. Mix the next 4 ingredients in with the cooked, cooled quinoa.
Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing with a fork and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Toss dressing over quinoa salad, mix well, throw it all in the fridge for a while and enjoy!

1 comment:

Emilio said...

This is so good!

I keep asking for more!