Blueberry-Mango Quinoa Salad

Alright so you’ve made the quinoa energy bites, right?  Here’s another quick, easy, & healthy quinoa recipe for you to try.  One of my girlfriends and I made it for dinner last night & after the first bite I was positive it would be a repeat dish! Give it a try…

What You Need:

1/2 cup quinoa

1 chicken breast

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup ripe mangoes

1/2 cup cubed cucumbers

1 tablespoon dried cranberries

Dressing:

1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice (used a whole lemon for more flavor)

10 basil leaves, finely chopped

Dash of salt & pepper
Let’s get cookin’ :

Bring 1/2 cup of quinoa & 1 cup of water to a boil, then cover and simmer for approximately 15 minutes (or until quinoa is fully cooked).  While the quinoa is cooking, toss all fruit in a bowl.  Whisk together all the dressing ingredients, adding the basil last (or right before you plan to serve).  Once the quinoa is done cooking, combine it in a large bowl with the fruits & cucumbers, drizzling the lemon-basil dressing on top.  Mix the ingredients and dressing together & voilà, you’ve got yourself a tasty, healthy lunch/dinner!

Enjoy! : )

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