43125325641 fea8426029 Quinoa Salad
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43125325641 fea8426029 Quinoa Salad
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This healthy and colorful Quinoa Salad features mangos, cucumbers and onions all served on a bed of fresh baby spinach. A flavorful homemade dressing of white wine vinegar and mango chutney tops off this delicious dish that can stand alone as a light main meal or serve as a delightful alternative to the usual side salad.

Ingredients

2 cups quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup light olive oil
4 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp mango chutney, chopped
3 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 cups fresh mango, peeled and chopped
2 cups fresh cucumber, washed, scored, and chopped
6 green onions, diced and divided (save 2 Tbsp out for garnish)
4 cups (packed down) baby spinach

Instructions

Cook quinoa according to package (roughly 2 cups of water per 1 cup of quinoa). When cool, transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Whisk together oil, vinegar, chutney, curry, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Combine quinoa, chopped mango, cucumber, all but 2 Tbsp of onions in a bowl. Mix well.

Add 1/4 cup of dressing and stir well to incorporate.

Arrange baby spinach leaves on 4 to 6 plates and top with quinoa salad.

Top each salad with remaining green onions and dressing.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Quinoa Salad

This healthy and colorful Quinoa Salad features mangos, cucumbers and onions all served on a bed of fresh baby spinach. A flavorful homemade dressing of white wine vinegar and mango chutney tops off this delicious dish that can stand alone as a light main meal or serve as a delightful alternative to the usual side salad.

  • 2 cups quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp mango chutney (chopped)
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 cups fresh mango (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 cups fresh cucumber (washed, scored, and chopped)
  • 6 green onions (diced and divided (save 2 Tbsp out for garnish))
  • 4 cups packed down baby spinach
  1. Cook quinoa according to package (roughly 2 cups of water per 1 cup of quinoa). When cool, transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together oil, vinegar, chutney, curry, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine quinoa, chopped mango, cucumber, all but 2 Tbsp of onions in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of dressing and stir well to incorporate.
  5. Arrange baby spinach leaves on 4 to 6 plates and top with quinoa salad.
  6. Top each salad with remaining green onions and dressing.

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