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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

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Guacamole Quinoa with Mango

Yield: 4 servings

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.

This recipe originally appeared here on the Naturebox blog

7 Responses to “Guacamole Quinoa with Mango”

  1. Suzanne — October 15, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Love the addition of mango, whether with rice, quinoa or other grain this recipe is so creative and delicious!

    Reply

    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — October 16th, 2013 @ 11:52 am

      Thanks so much, Suzanne. Maybe I’ll just keep making new versions of it forever!

  2. littleredkitchen — October 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Sometimes I’m a little meh with quinoa. I like it enough but it needs something, clearly that something was guacamole.

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — October 16th, 2013 @ 11:52 am

      Haha, I’m kind of with you on the quinoa. I rarely eat it plain.

  3. Natasha Hoover — October 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    My guy loves mango and avocado – I bet I could trick him into eating quinoa with this! Awesome recipe.

    Reply

    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — October 20th, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

      Haha, two cheers for tricking husbands! I do it all the time, and it’s hilarious :) Thanks so much, Natasha.

  4. Nicole Vedros — January 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    This dish is delicious.

    Reply

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