Quinoa Mango Salad with Curry Dressing

I figure I need to strike while the iron is hot.  I sincerely think the hubby is going to quit on me by day ten.  So, I intend to try some really different recipes while I still have a shot at him trying them, wish me luck!

I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks – Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.  I love every one of the ingredients so I figured, why not try it!  Quinoa, mango, scallions, jalapeno all tossed in a curry dressing….YUM!

mango, jalapeno, and scallions

Mango, Jalapeno, and Scallions – doesn’t that look beautiful!

It was super easy and quick to make.  While the quinoa was cooking, I diced the mango, sliced the scallions, and minced the jalapeno.  the colors were so pretty in the bowl, I just had to snap a picture.

After prepping the vegetables, I worked on the dressing – curry powder, minced garlic, greek yogurt, lemon juice – quick, easy, and done in less than five minutes.

curry dressing

The recipe calls for cilantro, which I didn’t have and trust me, with temperatures hovering just above freezing, I was NOT making a trip to the store so I substituted parsley.  Tasted good to me!

Once the quinoa was done, I added it to the mango, toss in the dressing and dinner was DONE.  I scattering of crunchy almonds on top finished off the dish.  I ate it hot, but I think it would also  be good in the summer as a cold or room temperature side dish.   I love trying new recipes and this one is a keeper.  The hubby is not a fan of quinoa, so I made him rice and a salmon filet with the understanding that he would at least TRY the salad.  To give him credit, he tried it, he wasn’t thrilled, but he tried it.

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