This is so tasty! Great as an entree or a side salad with lean beef, fish or grilled chicken.
1 1/2 c. uncooked quinoa
1 15-oz. can black beans, drained
2 large mangoes, cubed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped (or 1 small shallot, chopped)
1/2 c. cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped (I omitted this & it tasted fine)
2 T. lime juice
1 T + 1 t. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 t. cumin
salt & pepper to taste
Combine 2 3/4 cups water with 1/2 t. salt & rinsed quinoa. Bring to a boil over lower heat and cover. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Set aside or cool in fridge. Combine with other ingredients. Toss with dressing and serve warm-ish or chilled 30-45 minutes later.
Optional: garnish with 1/3 c. pan-toasted, chopped almonds. Yum!