Colorful Cumin Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has become a new staple in our house since recently trying it for the first time. By the way, in case you were wondering, it’s pronounced keen-wa.

There have to be hundreds of quinoa salad recipes where it’s mixed with a variety of ingredients. So far, we haven’t been disappointed. This salad is very similar to the Bell Pepper and Black Bean Couscous Salad that Hubby loves so much. The spices are a bit different, and we both really enjoyed this salad, especially the sweetness from the mango!

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Colorful Cumin Quinoa Salad

Yield: 4

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dry quinoa
1/2 ripe but firm mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin, or more to taste
Kosher salt, to taste

Directions:

Cook quinoa according to package directions. You should end up with roughly 1 cup of cooked quinoa.

In a medium bowl, combine the warm cooked quinoa, mango, red bell pepper, black beans, avocado if using, scallions, and cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, oil, cumin, and salt. Pour dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Refrigerate salad for at least 4 hours before serving for best flavor. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Recipe adapted from Healthy Food for Living

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7 Responses to “Roasted Garlic Chipotle Sweet Potato Burgers”

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    Aimee — March 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

    YUM YUM YUM!
    These look so good. Can’t wait to make these once it finally starts feeling like spring around here!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — March 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I love veggie burgers, this looks like a fantastic dinner option!

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    Shannon — March 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    definitely delicious! i’ve been meaning to make a batch of burgers that I can stash in the freezer… these might have to be it 🙂

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    Baked Potato Ovens — March 12, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Dam from the look is so yummy .Cant wait to get it in my stomach.Thanks mate for such a dish…

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    Chaya — June 8, 2014 at 1:20 am

    This is a wonderful idea. I have never thought of using sweet potatoes in veggie burgers and I am thinking about it now.

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Definitely check them out. Sweet potato veggie burgers are where it’s at!

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    Jennifer — July 17, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I’ve tried these and love them! however, how do you make them look so good and stay together? Mine are really wet (even after adding a lot more flour) and stick like crazy to my skillet. Any suggestions?

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