California Quinoa Salad

This recipe and photo are from: http://triplantstrong.blogspot.ca/2012/05/california-quinoa-salad-whole-foods.html (with slight modifications)

Use this recipe as an outline, add your favorite ingredients and remove anything you don’t love.  Healthy food should and can taste great!

2 cups mixed quinoa– regular quinoa or red quinoa would work well here too
1 package frozen mango thawed OR 2-3 diced fresh mangos
1/2 large red onion, diced
1 medium to large red pepper, diced
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped 
1-2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
3/4 – 1 cup unsalted, dry-toasted slivered almonds
1-1 1/2 cups raisins regular or golden
2-3 cups frozen edamame, thawed
4-5 limes juiced
3 – 4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar (suggest organic white balsamic vinegar)
Instructions:
1. Rinse quinoa well, cook as directed.
2. Fluff quinoa well when done, spread out and let cool.
3. Add all other ingredients and toss.
4. Enjoy cold!!
 
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