Mango Quinoa Salad

Colorful, crunchy and tangy, this salad will enliven any bagged lunch or grilled chicken dinner.
Mango Quinoa Salad

Serves

8
Prep Time
10 min.
Cook Time
15 min.
Colorful, crunchy and tangy, this salad will enliven any bagged lunch or grilled chicken dinner.
Ingredients
1 can (15oz.) Del Monte® Diced Mangos in Light Syrup 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 cup diced red bell pepper ¾ cup pistachios or slivered almonds ¾ cup diced red onion ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsps. vegetable oil 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest salt, optional
Directions
  1. Drain mangos, reserving syrup. Combine mango syrup and enough water to make 1 1/2 cups liquid in a medium saucepan; add quinoa and bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low and simmer until tender and most of liquid is absorbed, about 12 to 15 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, combine mango and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the quinoa. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 8 hours. Fluff salad with a fork before serving.
VARIATIONS: Prepare recipe as directed, except:
  • For Mango and Red Pepper Couscous Salad, cook 1 cup couscous, according to couscous package directions, using 1 1/4 cups mango syrup-water liquid.
  • For Spicy Mango and Red Pepper Quinoa or Couscous Salad, add 1/4 tsp. dried red pepper flakes or 1 finely diced jalapeño in Step 2.
 
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