Red and White Quinoa with Mango with Soy-Peanut Sauce

Here is a delicious side dish filled with all things good for you! 


1/2 cup red quinoa, well rinsed
1/2 cup white quinoa, well rinsed
Kosher Salt
1 mango
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1-2 tbsp firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
5 scallions, white and pale green parts only, minced
1/4 cup salted, roasted sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

In a saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the quinoa, and a pinch of salt. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Uncover and let cool for about 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile, pee and pit the mango and cut the flesh into small pieces, about the size of blueberries. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vinegar until well blended. 

In a bowl, combine the quinoa, mango, scallions, and sunflower seeds. Pour the dressing over the top and toss well. Garnish with the sesame seeds and pomegranate seeds. The quinoa will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

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