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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.
Servings: 5

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.