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Looking for a great, well balanced, nutritious meal? Then look no further, I have you covered. Bringing to you, the Quinoa Salad with Mango, Nuts, Sprouts, and Berries. A truly satisfying and filling meal.
When I created this recipe, I had in mind three things - Taste, time, and the balance of flavours and nutrition. We all love a good salad. But after a while, salads can become very boring – this even happens to me at times. We lose our love for food and it becomes a must-do chore as opposed to a delightful time to refuel our bodies. So I strive to bring you a variation of salads to try and mix up your routine, giving some spark back into your eating routine. I hope I have done that and more with this recipe.
Let’s take a look at why you should be in the kitchen making yourself this salad right now.
To make your quinoa salad, you will need 30 minutes and 10 ingredients.
I like to think of Quinoa as its own little superfood. It’s a powerhouse for nutrition and energy, all wrapped up in a neat little package. Not to forget that it tastes really good. I try to use quinoa in my own kitchen as much as possible, especially when I am in need of a good source of carbohydrates and protein that will provide a sustained energy until my next meal.
We also add in kidney beans, goji berries, mango, salad greens, walnuts, and red bell pepper. This, combined with our quinoa, provides us with a host of vitamins and minerals, including but not limited to, folate, fibre, protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and healthy fats.
With all of these ingredients combined onto one plate, you not only get the classic taste of salad, but you get a jolt of fresh satisfying flavour from the mango and goji berries. It’s a win win situation! What are you waiting for?
This quinoa salad is the perfect meal for lunch, dinner, or even as a side because it’s:
Can be made in advance
Different to your everyday salad routine
A great source of protein – 25g per serve!
I believe that this meal is perfect to share with the family or your friends, so I have listed enough ingredients for 2 serves. If you need more or less servings, simply adjust the ingredients list to suit your needs.
You can easily store any of this salad in an airtight container in the fridge. Which makes it perfect for lunch at work. Simply make it up the night before hand and pop it in the fridge ready to go. Healthy and organised, go you good thing!
And there you have it. Why not give it a go? Let us know what you think of this recipe by popping a comment below or snapping a picture and tagging us on Instagram.
Liked this recipe? Head over and check out our other latest quinoa recipe – Pumpkin, Spinach, and Walnut Quinoa.
For the Salad
For the quinoa
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 625||From Fat 122|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||20.86%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7.5%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 100g||33.46%|
|Dietry Fiber 22g||88.23%|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4) 0.47µg||0.52%|
|Vitamin A 9798.76IU||195.98%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.93mg||46.55%|
|Vitamin C 149.82mg||249.7%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 3.69mg||12.31%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 88.24µg||110.3%|
|Pantothenic acid 1.76mg||17.6%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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