Mango Guacamole Quinoa

Is the early-week lunch preparation stressing you out? Keep the upcoming meal plans simple with this avocado-y quinoa salad. Make a big batch, portion it out in mason jars, and keep it for the next few days for a no-fuss, on-the-go lunch!

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Serves: 4

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1-1/2 limes
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed with press, or minced and ground into a paste with back of knife
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (add some of the seeds for more heat)
  • 1/2 ripe mango, diced
  • 3/4 cup baby heirloom tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions:

1. In medium bowl, mash together avocado, lime juice and salt. Add remaining ingredients, toss to combine well. Serve warm or chilled.

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Lori is a Detroit-area food writer, recipe developer and restaurant reviewer. She’s usually found in the kitchen cooking up something that undoubtedly involves beets, lemons or coconut for her blog, Foxes Love Lemons. Check out more of her recipes here.