Mango Quinoa Salad

Fix quinoa for your family tonight!
Mango Quinoa Salad
3 c. cooked quinoa

1- 14 ounce can black beans rinsed & drained

1 medium mango peeled & diced

6 green onions thinly sliced

1/2 c. chopped cilantro

1 red bell pepper diced

1 yellow bell pepper diced

for the dressing-

zest of one lime

8 T. red wine vinegar

6 T. olive oil

4 T. fresh lime juice

1/2 t. garlic powder

1 t. sugar

kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Cook & cool quinoa to room temperature. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a big bowl &
toss. In a mason jar or salad shaker combine remaining ingredients for dressing & shake.
Pour over salad & toss.

Quinoa Burgers-
2 heaping c. cooked quinoa

3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese (can use whatever variety you like)

1/2 c. low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 c. carrot, finely grated. (about 1 medium carrot) you could also use 1 cup grated
zucchini squeezed dry

3 eggs

6 tbsp whole wheat flour

3 green onions, including white parts

1/2 t. sugar, or sugar substitute

1/4 t. black pepper

1/4 t. salt

1/2 t. ground cumin

1/8 t. garlic powder

1/8 t. cayenne (can omit if you don’t want any heat)

Olive oil for frying

To cook quinoa, bring 2 cups water & 1/2 tsp salt to a boil, add 1 cup quinoa & cover.
Reduce heat to low & cook for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is
tender. Let cool to room temperature. In a large mixing bowl combine cooked quinoa,
cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, eggs, flour, green onions, sugar, salt, pepper,
cumin, garlic powder, & cayenne if using. Mix to combine thoroughly. Heat a frying pan
over med-low heat so they have time to set up without falling apart. Add a about 2 tbsp
olive oil and shape about 1/4 -1/3 cup portions into patties (they will be sticky) Drop into
pan & flatten to about 1/2 inch thick. Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each
side. Makes about 10-12 burgers.

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