Golden Quinoa Salad with Mango and Walnuts

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

Dressing:
1/3 cup plain lowfat yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon minced gingerroot
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salad:
1 cup quinoa
2 -- ripe mangoes, chopped
1 -- red pepper, sliced
1 -- green onion, thinly sliced
1 -- chili pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1 cup California walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, lime juice, ginger, curry, salt, pepper and oil. Set aside.
  2. Salad: Add quinoa to a large saucepan of boiling salted water. Cook 10 minutes. Pour quinoa into a fine strainer, reserving cooking liquid. Return cooking liquid to pan and place quinoa, in strainer, over cooking liquid. Cover with lid or foil and continue to steam about 10 minutes more of until quinoa is tender. Let cool.
  3. In bowl, combine quinoa and dressing until well combined. Gently stir in mango, red pepper, green onion, chilies, mint and walnuts.

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