Guacamole Quinoa with Mango

Guacamole Quinoa with Mango - all of the ingredients of guacamole, combined with quinoa and a little mango, for a tasty, healthy side dish! Serve warm or cold. | foxeslovelemons.com

Do you guys remember my Guacamole Rice? In the short history of Foxes Love Lemons, it’s definitely been one of my most popular recipes. While I’m still unsure if I actually invented this concoction (although I think just maybe, I might have), it’s been really exciting to see people make the recipe (with rice and other grains) and blog about it themselves. Like here and here.

Guacamole Quinoa with Mango - all of the ingredients of guacamole, combined with quinoa and a little mango, for a tasty, healthy side dish! Serve warm or cold. | foxeslovelemons.com

While my original recipe noted that in lieu of rice, you could use quinoa, barley or couscous, I hadn’t actually tried those variations yet. I just knew they would work. I know, sneaky. Until now. I whipped up a batch of Guacamole Quinoa, and even added some chopped ripe mango for a little variety! It’s the spice of life, ya know.

Guacamole Quinoa with Mango - all of the ingredients of guacamole, combined with quinoa and a little mango, for a tasty, healthy side dish! Serve warm or cold. | foxeslovelemons.com

Update: On 9/12, this recipe (minus the mango) was chosen as a Community Pick in Food52′s “Your Best Quinoa“ contest and professionally photographed by James Ransom:

Guacamole Quinoa with Mango - all of the ingredients of guacamole, combined with quinoa and a little mango, for a tasty, healthy side dish! Serve warm or cold. | foxeslovelemons.com

Guacamole Quinoa with Mango

Ingredients:


  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced (or 2 avocados if you REALLY like avocado!)

  • Juice of 1-1/2 limes

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed with press, or minced and ground into a paste with back of knife

  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (add some of the seeds for more heat)

  • 1/2 ripe mango, diced

  • 3/4 cup baby tomatoes, quartered

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


Directions:


  1. In medium bowl, mash together avocado, lime juice and salt. Add remaining ingredients; toss to combine well. Serve warm or chilled.


I originally developed this recipe for the NatureBox blog.


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