Golden Quinoa Salad with Mango and Walnuts

Golden Quinoa Salad with Mango and Walnuts

Combine the power of quinoa with the wonder of walnuts and the creamy taste of curry for a nutrient-packed lunch.


For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 ripe mangoes, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup California walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped


For The Dressing:

  1. In medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, lime juice, ginger, curry, salt, pepper and oil. Set aside.

For The Salad:

  1. Add quinoa to a large saucepan of boiling salted water. Cook 10 minutes. Pour quinoa into a fine strainer, reserving cooking liquid. Return cooking liquid to pan and place quinoa, in strainer, over cooking liquid. Cover with lid or foil and continue to steam about 10 minutes more of until quinoa is tender. Let cool.
  2. In bowl, combine quinoa and dressing until well combined.
  3. Gently stir in mango, red pepper, green onion, chili, mint and walnuts.