Black Quinoa Salad with Mango and Avocado

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Author Notes: A fresh, summery salad with black quinoa, mango and avocado, finished off with some red onion and the bright flavors of cilantro, lime and mint! This recipe was inspired by the Black Quinoa Salad with Mango, Avocado and Tomatoes on Two Peas and their Pod. I've played with some different flavors and adjusted the ratio of ingredients to suite my tastes, peachesplease

Serves a crowd

  • 2 cups Black Quinoa
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 Mangoes, chopped
  • 2 Avocados, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice (approx 2 limes)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mint, chopped
  • 3/4 cups Red Onion, diced (approx 1/2 large red onion)
  • 1 1/5 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Pepper, to taste
  1. Rinse the quinoa and soak in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the quinoa and add to a pot with 1 C white wine, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 1/2 C water. Bring to a boil on the stove top, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes. Drain any residual water from the quinoa.
  3. Combine the chopped mango, avocado, cilantro, mint and red onion in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  4. Whisk together the lime juice and olive oil and add to the mango/avocado mixture.
  5. Stir in the quinoa and season with salt and pepper.
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