Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mango Walnut Quinoa Salad with Seared Scallops

Impress your guests and family with a simple dish BDHQ-er Nicki whipped up that looks super fancy, tastes wicked yummy AND is good for you!

Dressing Ingredients:

1/3 cup plain fat free greek yogurt
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp minced ginger root
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.

Salad Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
1 ripe mango, chopped
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 chili pepper, finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

Cook quinoa in boling water or chicken/veggie stock using whatever method you prefer. In a bowl, combine cooked, cooled quinoa and dressing until well combined. Gently stir in the mango, red pepper, green onion, chillies, mint and walnuts.

Nicki pan seared some yummy scallops to go with it. Serve!

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