Golden Quinoa Salad with Mango and Walnuts

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1/3cup plain lowfat yogurt
2tablespoons lime juice
1tablespoon minced gingerroot
2teaspoons curry powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1/4cup extra virgin olive oil
1cup quinoa
2-- ripe mangoes, chopped
1-- red pepper, sliced
1-- green onion, thinly sliced
1-- chili pepper, finely chopped
1/2cup chopped fresh mint
1cup California walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped


  1. In medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, lime juice, ginger, curry, salt, pepper and oil. Set aside.
  2. Salad: Add quinoa to a large saucepan of boiling salted water. Cook 10 minutes. Pour quinoa into a fine strainer, reserving cooking liquid. Return cooking liquid to pan and place quinoa, in strainer, over cooking liquid. Cover with lid or foil and continue to steam about 10 minutes more of until quinoa is tender. Let cool.
  3. In bowl, combine quinoa and dressing until well combined. Gently stir in mango, red pepper, green onion, chilies, mint and walnuts.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 510
  • Glycemic Load 11
  • Fat 35g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 14g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 310mg
  • Potassium 670mg
  • Carbohydrate 46g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 28g
  • Protein 10g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 60%
  • Vitamin C 180%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 15%