Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, & Mint

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Simple and healthy Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, and Mint. 

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On Monday, we shared 20 of our favorite summer salad recipes. Well, we need to add one more to that list because this Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, and Mint is definitely a favorite! We are going to be adding it into our summer salad rotation on a regular basis.

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We created this salad using ingredients from our NatureBox delivery. NatureBox is a healthy snack company that encourages people to eat healthier and live better. NatureBox makes it easier for you and your family to eat healthier by delivering healthy snacks right to your door every month.

All of the snacks are  made with wholesome ingredients, minimally processed, and nutritionist-approved. Each month you can have NatureBox pick out your snacks or you can choose from their wide selection of healthy snacks. The snacks are packed into individual bags and mailed to you in a box for $19.95/month- shipping included.

I love getting packages in the mail-especially healthy snacks! NatureBox is such a cool program. And I’ve sampled my fair share of the snacks and they are all super tasty! I might have an addiction to the dried peaches, dried mangos, and cinnamon spiced almonds. All of the trail mixes are awesome too!

NatureBox’s snacks are great for easy and healthy snacking, but they are also great for creating healthy recipes. For this salad, we used NatureBox’s Zingy Currants and Citrus Kick Almonds. They really livened up our salad!

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, & Mint Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

Quinoa salads are always a hit at our house. I am glad my boys like it because not only is quinoa tasty, but it’s also good for us! I love quinoa because of it’s nutritional benefits, but I also love it because it is super simple to prepare. I can always count on quinoa to produce a healthy and tasty meal! Quinoa is my kitchen lifesaver!

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, & Mint Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This gluten-free and vegan salad is simple to make and so delicious!

I really love the flavors and textures in this quinoa salad. Nutty quinoa, juicy mango, chewy sweet currants, crunchy citrus almonds, and refreshing mint-all of the ingredients play well together! I also added a simple orange citrus dressing that compliments the salad nicely.

This Quinoa Salad  with Mango, Currants, Almonds, and Mint makes a great main dish or side dish. We ate it for dinner and it filled us up. It was a perfect meal. This is also a great salad to serve when entertaining because it is gluten-free and vegan! It’s always nice to have options for everyone.

Mix up your summer salad routine by adding Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, & Mint to the mix!

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And don’t forget to make the Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, and Mint! It’s super tasty!

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Quinoa Salad with Mango, Currants, Almonds, & Mint

Simple and healthy quinoa salad with mango, currants, almonds, mint, and a citrus dressing.

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large mango peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup citrus almonds chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped mint
  • For the Orange Citrus Dressing:
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. 1. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let cool quinoa cool to room temperature.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, mango, currants, almonds, and mint. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, zest, olive oil, and agave. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle over quinoa salad. Toss until ingredients are well dressed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Note-this salad is good served at room temperature or chilled. If you don't need the salad to be vegan, you can use honey instead of agave in the dressing. Regular almonds also work in this salad.

Disclosure: This post and giveaway are being sponsored by NatureBox, but our opinions are our own. We love NatureBox and are excited to share this recipe and giveaway! 

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Hi everyone,

    firstly I want to say this looks delicious, thank you Maria.

    Please, when buying Quinoa please make sure it is sustainable. We all need to find out if we feel comfortable with the brand we are buying so we do not disadvantage the people of Bolivia who can no longer afford this grain, the stable of their diet, because the grain has become expensive due to western demand.

    This salad look beautiful, another beautiful dish, and while I am sure there are many brands out there which do sell quinoa in a mindful way I urge you to do your research before buying.

    The debate over quinoa is so multi -faceted and there is so much to consider on both sides, but I feel I had to draw your attention to the debate so you can research and be mindful over the food you choose to consume.

    here is one link which might interest you;
    http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-blogs/quinoa-worth-it/

    If you choose not to use quinoa in this recipe i am sure couscous or Bulgar wheat would also work. If you are searching for a gluten free grain, Millet is nutty and delicious and I think it would be lovely in the place of quinoa here. Or if you want a grain free option, you could make this salad raw by making a cauliflower rice.

    here is a link to cauliflower rice
    http://www.everydaymaven.com/2013/how-to-make-cauliflower-rice/

    I am sorry to have written such a long post, and hope I have not brought a pessimistic note to what is a beautiful salad.

    Thank you and have a lovely day

  2. Hello ~ thanks for the giveaway. I do subscribe to your newsletter, but it is not with the addy in the form and there is nowhere to let you know this. I subscribe via rewilson80 … Thank you!

  3. I have never heard of these boxes. I love receiving packages and would live to revive these healthy snacks. Great for work and school

  4. thanks for a chance to win! I am getting my first box in the next couple of days. We need some healthy snacks this summer. 🙂

  5. What a great salad! I just had a quinoa salad with cherries for lunch and now I’m craving more quinoa! 🙂 And Nature Box sounds like the best idea ever!

  6. Well that would be one way to get currants. I’ve tried to buy them but no stores close to me carry them. Never heard of this company but I’m gonna check it out!

  7. the nature box sounds like a great way to try some new things – would love to have the opportunity to try it.

  8. This looks amazing. Love mango too. All the best things in one salad. And I love the idea of healthy snacks being delivered right to my door.

  9. 5 stars
    Great vegetarian salad! Made this many times. It’s a go to for potluck summer parties. I usually leave out the mint as it’s not for everyone.

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