Mango, Jalapeno and Basil Quinoa Salad
This sweet, sour and spicy quinoa salad is loaded with flavor. Fresh mangos, spicy jalapeno, and basil give this quinoa salad amazingly delicious taste, and it is quick and easy to prepare as well.
seeded and minced
or as needed, finely chopped
hard but firm, peeled and diced
olive oil, extra-virgin
plus 1 teaspoon, fresh
leaves, freshly shredded
freshly and roughly torn
Rinse quinoa well in a strainer, and drain well. Add in a medium-size pot and pour in 3 cups of water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is cooked, tender and translucent, and most of the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Drain.
In a large serving bowl, stir together jalapeno, onion, mango, oil, salt and lime juice until well mixed. Stir in quinoa until evenly distributed. Season with salt.
Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled. Right before serving, gently stir in basil and cilantro.