Quinoa Salad with Mango and Kale Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 667
Daily Value: 33%
Servings: 4

High-Fiber, Low-Sodium
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat34g52%
Saturated4g22%
Trans0g0%
Carbs73g24%
Fiber12g48%
Sugars21g0%
Protein24g48%
Cholesterol22mg7%
Sodium127mg5%
Calcium188mg19%
Magnesium270mg67%
Potassium938mg27%
Iron5mg30%
Zinc4mg28%
Vitamin A2121IU42%
Vitamin C46mg77%
Thiamin (B1)0mg29%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg46%
Niacin (B3)4mg22%
Vitamin B61mg32%
Folic Acid (B9)183µg46%
Vitamin B120µg2%
Vitamin D1µg0%
Vitamin E15mg75%
Vitamin K45µg56%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated18g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated9g0%
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Quinoa salad
Allison Beck

When packing up a meal for a picnic, tailgate, or even a potluck at a friend's house, nothing beats hearty grain-based salads that can be made in advance — and this quinoa salad is a new favorite.

Inspired by a dish a family friend made where she covered the quinoa with a layer of kale and salted pumpkin seeds, I decided to stir the greens into the quinoa so each bite was full of flavors. Mango adds a sweet and tropical bite, and I garnished the dish with roasted almonds for a buttery, salty finish.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa
  • 1 cup mango nectar
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 bunch kale, ribs removed and leaves finely chopped
  • 1 mango, peeled and flesh finely diced
  • 2 cups roasted salted almonds, chopped if desired

DIRECTIONS

In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa, nectar, and water. Season with a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook until nearly all the liquid has evaporated and quinoa is cooked, stirring every 3-5 minutes. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the kale and mango. Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork then add it to the bowl. Season with salt and stir well. Let the salad sit for about 5-10 minutes to allow the kale to wilt a bit. Check for seasoning and add a bit more nectar, if desired.

Add the almonds to the salad as a garnish or stir them in, whichever you prefer. 

Recipe Details

Total time: 1 hour

Servings: 4

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