Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

mango black bean quinoa salad

Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, lime zest, lime juice and salt and pepper and set aside.

 

Salad:
In a large bowl, combine quinoa, black beans, bell pepper, green onions and cilantro (hold the mango for now).

Stir up dressing once more and drizzle over quinoa salad. Toss to distribute evenly.

Then add mango chucks and toss gently. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Chill and serve.

Corn Salad with Feta and Toasted Pecans

corn salad with feta and pecans

Corn Salad with Feta and Pecans

 

Ingredients

1 cup pecans (or walnuts)
4 cups fresh corn kernels (from 4 ears), raw or cooked
2 jalapenos, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt and black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled Feta (2 ounces)

Directions

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Spicy Chicken Thai Noodle Salad

This is always a crowd pleaser

This is always a crowd pleaser

Spicy Thai Noodle Salad

INGREDIENTS

3-4 cups oven-roasted chicken, shredded (as a short cut, pickup from the grocery store on the way home)
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 soy sauce
2 T sugar
2 T hot chili oil
2 T  balsamic vinegar
1 lb. package spaghetti
1/2/ cup sesame seeds, toasted
1 cup green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal, for garnish

 INSTRUCTIONS

Shred the chicken and set aside.  In a large bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, chili oil and vinegar.  Cook spaghetti, drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.  With your hands, immediately toss the pasta with the dressing, making sure pasta is completely and evenly coated.  Add the chicken and toss again.  Add seeds and continue folding dressing through the pasta and chicken.  Transfer to a shallow platter, top with green onions and serve at room temperature.  Great for a backyard barbecue.  This dish keeps well for up to two days, but add the green onions only shortly before serving.

Enjoy!

Adapted from my dear friend, Heather Boyd

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