The last salad item in the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors salad cook off was Quinoa Salad with Mango and Black Bean. You can use quinoa as a substitute for rice, or mix it with chopped vegetables, nuts, or dried fruit for a salad. One thing to remember when using quinoa is to wash it thoroughly before cooking. This is because each grain has a naturally bitter coating called “saponin” that needs to be rinsed off.
Jane (also a new member of the cooking club) and Karen prepared this salad which serves 6.
This yellow and red high protein grain is easy to cook and has a moist, fluffy texture.
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons rice, cider, or wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups cooked quinoa (see above)
- 2 mangoes, diced
- 1 large red pepper, diced
- 1/2 jalapeno, finely minced
- 1/2 cup green onions, finely sliced
- 1 can black beans
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Where did you buy Quinoa? I haven’t been able to find it anywhere in the GVRD.
Hi Nick, you can find quinoa in Save-On-Food too. Suanne
You can buy Quinoa from http://www.gallowaysfoods.com. Hope that helps.
This sounds like a wonderful quinoa dish- great flavor combinations!
There are lots of places to buy quinoa! Choices Market, Whole Foods, Drive Organics (both white and red quinoa), etc.. I think pretty well all natural foods stores carry it.
By the way, this salad is delicious!
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you can also buy quinoa in bulk from Costco now. it’s a much better price per 100g and doesn’t have the bitter taste that some other brands have.