Mango, Strawberry, and Quinoa Salad

I made this the other night and while it is similiar to other quinoa (pronounced keenwa) salads in the past, this one had chopped baby spinach and strawberries. A combo of sweet, salty, and lime flavors, truly enhances this dish. I couldn't stop yumming while I ate this . I loved it so much that I ate this whole recipe in less then two days. You must try this! :)

  You need: (recommend organic produce)
1 1/2 c. Cooked quinoa
1 1/4 c. Seasoned cooked black beans, or 1 can
. 1/2 c. Chopped cilantro leaved, fresh
1/4 c. Chopped scallions
1/2 of a orange bell pepper
1/2 c. Chopped baby spinach, chopped finely
1 mango, diced
1 c. Chopped strawberries
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped.
Combine with cooled quinoa, mix together.

1/4 c. Extra virgin olive oil
2 T. Red wine vinager.
Juice of one lime.
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black pepper
Combine and wire wisk until combined well. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and mix well. Chill for 20 minutes at least before serving.


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)