Tuesday, April 9, 2013

California Quinoa Salad

At our weekly wine tastings at Whole Foods they pair one of their wines with a recipe made with ingredients found in the store. A few weeks ago I tried a dish with Quinoa and immediately snatched up their recipe card. Last week this recipe made its way into our meal planning rotation and let me just say I am in love! It is colorful, light and refreshing...a perfect spring and summer meal.

Here's what you will need:
1/2 pound quinoa
1 cup water
1 mango (chopped)
1/4 pound red bell pepper (chopped into small pieces)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/5 bunch cilantro (chopped)
1/2 red onion (diced)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 T. Balsamic vinegar
1/2 pound shelled Edamame (I bought it frozen and already shelled)
Rinse quinoa under cold water in a fine mesh strainer until water runs clear.
Cook quinoa according to package directions and then let cool. Add cooled quinoa to bowl and add other ingredients. Stir and place in refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled.

This is the perfect warm weather meal. So refreshing and healthy! 


Rach said...

It's so colorful!

Clare said...

Woah - this looks delish! I am on a health nut kick right now, so I am pretty sure this will be happening in our house soon. Thanks for sharing - also wine tasting at Whole Foods? I'm going to find the schedule for our WF right now, because that sounds right up my alley! Just pinned your recipe :)

Becca Moss said...

OhEmGee. YUM! I'm so so hungry, ughhh.

meme-and-he said...

I am definitely going to try this...I need a more delicious way to get my daily veggies. For some reason I am still afraid to cook with quinoa, because it is so intimidating...ha! But I'll give this a shot.

NanaDiana said...

That looks good AND it makes a pretty presentation, too- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Yum!! This has a summer cookout written all over it!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Yummo to my tummo!!! This looks and sounds deelish! I am pinning it now! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

alison said...

that looks delicious! i do love me some edamame! i'm loving all the yumminess that i'm seeing an all the blogs...i am going to have to get in the kitchen with some of these :) and even though i know how to pronounce quinoa, every time i see it, in my head i say "kwee-noah" ;)

Betty said...

Ok...I love that you are going to Whole foods for weekly tastings! How fun. And I LOVE quinoa...I use it quite often...even sometimes as a substitute for oats for breakfast! This salad looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

This looks SO GOOD! I love quinoa! :)