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Spicy Mango and Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked quinoa
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 peeled garlic clove
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed then minced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water to remove the bitter-tasting saponin from the exterior.
  2. Add to a medium pot with the water or vegetable broth, garlic clove, and chili flakes.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  4. Cover and let simmer for 12-15 minutes or until almost all the liquid has absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  5. Drain any excess liquid, fluff and set aside.
  6. Retrieve the garlic clove and mash into a large salad bowl.
  7. Add the oil and lemon juice as well. Whisk.
  8. Transfer the quinoa to the bowl as well as the jalapeno, mango, and onion.
  9. Toss to coat.
  10. Add the cilantro and parsley.
  11. Toss again then serve.

Enjoy!

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