A delightful combination of flavors and textures, this Mango Lime Quinoa Salad Bowl is a refreshing choice for a healthy meal. The sweetness of mangoes, the tanginess of lime, and the nuttiness of quinoa come together in this vibrant dish. It’s a perfect blend of taste and nutrition, suitable for various occasions or a quick, satisfying meal.
Mango Lime Quinoa Salad Bowl
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 2 ripe mangoes, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: Avocado slices for garnish
- Rinse the quinoa thoroughly in a fine-mesh strainer.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed.
- Once cooked, fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, diced mangoes, chopped red bell pepper, finely chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss gently until everything is well combined and evenly coated.
- Adjust seasoning if needed and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve chilled, garnished with avocado slices if desired. Enjoy your Mango Lime Quinoa Salad Bowl!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Nutritional information: This salad bowl is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The mangoes provide a dose of vitamin C and antioxidants, while quinoa offers protein and essential amino acids. It’s a nutritious and satisfying dish!