Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mango Quinoa Salad

My sweet roommate Jeni Gubler (jeniawer.blogspot.com) loves good health and she loves good food. I came home from class today to find a large bowl of this vibrant salad sitting on the counter. She insisted I try some and I couldn't help but ask for seconds. It is so tasty!! I immediately called my mom to tell her the recipe knowing she's a big fan of the quinoa superfood. She told me to add it to the blog, so here I am as the newest member of the Brink girls' food blog! Enjoy!

2 cups prepared quinoa (This is 1/2 cup dry. I like it better cooked in chicken broth)
1 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium mango, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1 handful chopped cilantro (about 1/2 cup)
4 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (I use 2T, but I really like lime!)
salt
freshly cracked black pepper
Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add mango, red pepper, green onion, black beans, and cilantro. In a small bowl combine vinegar, olive oil, and lime juice. Whisk until smooth and pour on top of salad. Toss to combine and add salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

1 comment:

Cindy Brink said...

this looks amazing Meggie-can't wait to try it! I love that we know what each other will love without even trying it!

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