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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.

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.

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.

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:

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Guacamole Quinoa with Mango

Yield: 4 servings

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

Instructions

  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

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10 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.

    Reply

    • 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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