Mango Quinoa Salad

Mango Quinoa Salad

This salad’s main ingredient, quinoa, is now grown in Canada. Add a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables to balance out the flavours. Full of protein can makes a meal on all its own.

Makes
6
  • Ingredients
    • 2 cups cooked quinoa cooled (500 mL)
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
    • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar (15 mL)
    • 1 juice of an orange (1)
    • 1 Tbsp grated orange zest (15 mL)
    • 1/4 tsp pepper (1 mL)
    • 1/2 tsp cumin (2 mL)
    • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar (2 mL)
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (60 mL)
    • 2 mangoes finely chopped (2)
    • 1/2 English cucumber chopped (1/2)
    • 1/2 red pepper chopped (1/2)
    • 2 green onions chopped (2)
    • 2 Tbsp slivered almonds (30 mL)
    • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley (30 mL)
  • Directions

    1. Place quinoa in a medium sized serving bowl.

    2. In a salad dressing container combine canola oil, white wine vinegar, orange juice and zest, pepper, cumin and sugar. Shake vigorously and set aside.

    3. Add cranberries, mango, cucumber, red pepper, green onions, almonds and parsley to the quinoa. Pour dressing over top and toss salad to coat with the dressing.

    Note: 1 medium orange = approximately 1/3 cup (75 mL) of juice.

    Note: If you want to use orange juice, delete the use of sugar (1/2 tsp) in the recipe.

     

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
2/3 cup (175 mL)
Servings
6
Calories
200
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Sodium
0 mg
Carbohydrates
32 g
Fiber
3 g
Protein
4 g