Friday, April 29, 2011

Quinoa Salad (with peppers, black beans, and mango)

If you're one of those folks who doesn't like strange food combinations and is terrified of different foods, skim right over this post to the one below. It's of chocolate. You'll probably like it more then the recipe I'm about to do.

And to those who like to try new stuff....let me tell you what. You are in for a treat, baby! I mean this salad is SO unique but yet so great tasting. Very fresh tasting. Like a summer evening. 

Craig told me tonight I should make a career of mixing and inventing recipes because he thinks I've got a knack for it. That was probably the highest compliment he has paid me this whole week! And it's Friday so there's been alot of days already gone by. =D

I have NO idea what on earth to name this recipe, though. Care to help me out?!? 

Quinoa Salad

3-4 cups prepared quinoa
1 can black beans, fully drained
1 mango, cubed small
1 red pepper, sliced thin and sauteed tender
1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1-2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste

This is how basic this recipe is. Combine all ingredients. Serve warmed or cold. 
Difficult, huh? =D

 So colorful! I like my food colorful. It makes me smile.


  1. sounds yummy! The older I get the more adventurous I am with trying new and different food combos. It's crazy what foods taste amazing together:)

  2. Thanks for the recipe! It will be my lunch for the next few days =) I'm possibly allergic to mangos so I left them out, and added: a bit of chicken-better-than-bullion, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, onion, a bit of spinach, and topped it with avocado and a spoonful of salsa. Delicious!