Golden Quinoa Salad


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Golden Quinoa Salad
Golden Quinoa Salad
Ingredients
1/3 cup lowfat or nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. fresh ginger minced
2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. each: salt and pepper
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2 Ripe mangoes peeled, pitted and chopped
1 ea red bell pepper seeded and cut into bite-size strips
1 green onion thinly sliced
1 chili pepper (such as jalapeño or serrano) stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup California walnuts toasted and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh mint chopped
Directions
Prep time: 20 minutes,
Cook time and stand time: 17 minutes,
Chill time: at least 30 minutes


To prepare dressing, whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl;
cover and chill until ready to serve. To prepare salad, rinse quinoa in a fine
mesh strainer; drain well. Bring water to a boil and stir in quinoa; reduce heat
and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5
minutes. Fluff with a fork and chill for at least 30 minutes. Stir dressing into
quinoa, then lightly stir in remaining salad ingredients.

Makes 4 main dish or 8 side servings.
Wine Suggestion
Sauvignon Blanc or dry Riesling Beer Pairing: Downtown Brown The nutty flavors of this brown ale from Humboldt pair perfectly with the walnuts and quinoa, a very nutty-tasting grain.

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