Recipe for Vegan Mango Quinoa Salad

Recipe Ingredients:
1 c  quinoa
2 c  cold water
1/4 Tsp  salt
ripe mango, peeled and chopped OR
1/2 c  dried mango slices, soaked overnight, then cut in 1/2 inch (diced)
1/4 c  blanched slivered almonds
2 Tbsp  roasted pumpkin seeds
medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  dressing ingredients
  salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp  olive oil
1/4 Tsp  turmeric
  juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp  chopped fresh cilantro

Cooking Directions:
1.  Wash quinoa and boil in water for 10 minutes. Cover and let quinoa sit until it absorbs all the water. Fluff quinoa with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.

2.  Peel the mango and cut into cubes. Peel and slice the cucumber thinly. Add cucumber to mango along with the slivered almonds and roasted pumpkin seeds.

3.  Heat 1 tsp oil in a small pan and fry with turmeric for 30 seconds, then let it cool. Add the lime juice.

4.  Mix in olive oil, cilantro, salt and pepper with a whisk or a fork. Add the cooled quinoa to the mango mixture, pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

5.  Serve immediately or cover and chill.

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