Great side dish, and extremely healthy! -Also makes great leftovers.
Quinoa Mango Salad
2 cups of water
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
2 cups of cubed, peeled mangoes
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1. Combine water and quinoa in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 to 12 min until all water is absorbed. Stir; let stand, covered, 15 minutes. Transfer to large bowl; cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
2. Add mango, green onions, cranberries, and parsley to quinoa; mix well.
3. Combine oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in small bowl; whisk until blended. Pour over quinoa mixture; mix until well blended.
Allow to stand at room temp. for at least 30 min before serving. This stuff is like crack cocaine. One taste, and you'll be licking the bowl clean in about 30 seconds LOL