Keep your healthy-eating New Year’s resolutions tasty and exciting! With this fresh and tasty mango and quinoa Buddha bowl, the perfect balance between savoury and sweet.

Ingredients:

· 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
· 1 ½ cups water
· 1 bunch kale, stems removed and very finely diced
· 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
· ½ English cucumber, diced
· 80g sugar snap peas
· 2 large mangoes, pitted and diced
· ¼ cup walnuts, toasted

For lemon basil dressing:

· ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
· ¼ cup olive oil
· 1 garlic clove, minced
· 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
· 1 teaspoon honey (or agave nectar)
· 4 – 6 large basil leaves, very finely diced
· Freshly ground salt and black pepper, to taste

How to:

1. First, cook the quinoa: Add quinoa and water to a medium pot and place over high heat; bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from heat, fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer quinoa to a large bowl to cool down.
2. To make the dressing: place olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon, honey (or substitute agave syrup for honey), basil, and salt and pepper in a blender. Pulse for 10 – 15 seconds; set aside. You can also whisk in a small bowl if you don’t have a blender (just make sure your basil is very finely chopped).
3. In a large bowl add the kale and pour half of the dressing over. Use clean hands to massage the kale for about 3 minutes or until it breaks down. This allows the kale to take on the dressing flavours.
4. Next add in quinoa, cucumber, grapes, sugar snap peas, and remaining lemon vinaigrette; toss so that the salad is fully coated.
5. Sprinkle toasted walnuts over the top and serve.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
potato salad

Creamy potato salad recipe

Potato salad is an absolute must-have for your Sunday lunch spread. Make this simple and delicious recipe your go-to Potato salad recipe and wow your friends and family every time.

tuna sweet chilli quiche

Tuna and sweet chilli quiche recipe

Quick, easy and delicious is what most people look for in a weekday family meal. Keeping it budget-friendly too makes this quiche a definite winner. 

Fish and olive bake

Fish with Char-grilled Peppers and Olives Recipe

People generally eat more fish around Easter time. While the tradition is rooted in religion, it has also become a part of our culinary culture and we love it.
Fish is a healthy source of protein and nutrients. It is tasty and versatile too. This easy fish bake or braai is a delicious addition to your easter menu. 

Chef Siba Mtongana's Haddock and Broccoli Bake Recipe

Chef Siba Mtongana’s Haddock and Broccoli Bake Recipe

A haddock recipe, full of flavour, nutritious, easy to make and absolutely Sibalicious! By South African chef Siba Mtongana…

ramen noodles cooked with mushrooms and pumpkin leaves

Mushroom and Pumpkin Leaf Ramen Recipe

Meat-free Monday is sorted with this delicious recipe to jazz up your instant noodles gourmet style 

Please rate this recipe

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

(No Ratings Yet)

Loading...

Recipe courtesy of SA Mangoes