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Spicy Quinoa and Mango Salad

I know the calendar says fall, but easy Spicy Quinoa and Mango Salad is a perfect cool, light and refreshing, and healthy choice for our still warm weather.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy side dish, light summer meals, salad
Servings: 4 main dish servings
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or finely minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 mangos chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 2 scallions just the white part, finely minced
  • 1 avocado chopped

Instructions

  • Put the rinsed quinoa, salt, and water into a pot over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and let it simmer gently until the quinoa absorbs all the water, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Place into a large bowl and fluff up with a fork to help it cool more quickly.
  • To make the dressing add the hot sauce, sugar, salt, ground cumin, lime juice, grated garlic and olive oil to a mason jar and shake well. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the mangos, tomatoes, scallions and avocado and about 1/2 of the dressing and toss gently. Add the cooled quinoa and mix well. Add more dressing, if needed.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to two days.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 2636mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 53.6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.7mg