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Tropical Quinoa Salad Recipe

Tropical Quinoa Salad Recipe made with pineapple, mango, edamame and almonds toss in a honey lime vinaigrette.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Salad:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup red quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 mango cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup edamame shelled

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice if you have some from the pineapple, otherwise add orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint minced
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Instructions

  • Rinse the quinoa really well to remove the bitter coating.
  • Add the quinoa to the pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 15-18 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan into a large bowl and spread apart to help it cool faster.
  • Add the dressing ingredients together and whisk until combined.
  • Add the rest of the salad ingredients to the cooled quinoa and toss.
  • Add the dressing evenly over the salad and toss before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servings | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.2g | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 10.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 203mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 15.5g