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Salsa style Quinoa two ways!

Certain flavour combos are just magic and here I have two Quinoa salads based on the same theme: Mango, Chilli and Lime!


If you haven’t used Quinoa before click the link and you can not only see how to make it, but also learn about its awesome health benefits!  The beauty of Quinoa is that you can really have fun dressing it up, with all sorts of flavour combos as it has a natural, nutty, neutral base!


In one salad I used garlic prawns and avocado and in the other I used gammon steak (although beef minute steak would also work really well) and rocket leaves.  I also added to both a bit of extra crunch with some chopped pistachios.  Both were sensational and a perfect lunch box filler!


Salad 1


250g cooked tri-colour quinoa, cooled.

1 x mango, scored like pic below, then flip “inside out” and slice off the cubes


1 x chilli, chopped (deseeded if you don’t want it too hot)

1-2 limes, juice (depending on how juicy they are)

250g raw tiger prawns, pan fried in a little coconut oil with 1 x clove of garlic, about 2 mins until they turn pink, allow to cool.


1 small bunch coriander leaves, chopped

1 x avocado, chopped

1x sweet romano pepper, chopped

handful of pistachios, roughly chopped (optional)

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

pinch of himalayan salt

Combine all the above for a real taste sensation!

Salad 2


250g tri-colour quinoa,

1x mango, chopped

1x chilli, chopped (see bracket note above)

1 -2 limes, juice (depending on how juicy they are!)

50g rocket Leaves,

1 sweet romano pepper, chopped

1x gammon steak pan fried, cooled & cut into strips or beef minute steak if you prefer

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

handful of pistachios, chopped (optional)

pinch of himalayan salt

Combine all the ingredients for salad 2 – no excuses, say goodbye to boring lunch boxes! 🙂

One response »

  1. Lovely! 2 recipes for the price of one post!


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