This is a delicious quinoa recipes that uses all the flavors of summer. It can be served warm or cold and is great on its own as a vegetarian dish or as a picnic side item.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion, jalapeno pepper, and salt; cook and stir until onion is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add quinoa and cook until slightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until broth is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Stir corn, mango, avocado, lime juice, and cilantro into quinoa mixture. Serve immediately or chill and serve cold.

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Nutrition Facts

234.3 calories; 6.7 g protein; 33.7 g carbohydrates; 1 mg cholesterol; 134.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
This is the best quinoa I've made to date - absolutely flavorful. I made a few modifications though. I excluded the avocado and corn altogether and replaced the mango with pineapple. Additionally I added fresh chopped tomatoes and scallions. I cooked the pineapple with the quinoa to provide some sweetness to balance the spice. I added the tomatoes scallions cilantro and lime juice at the end after the quinoa was done cooking but still hot in the skillet. The last modification involved replacing the fresh jalapeno with an extremely spicy sauce called Sun in a Bottle - I'm not sure if you can find it in the States. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/06/2012
I was most disappointed with this recipe Where was the flavour Read More
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  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
This is the best quinoa I've made to date - absolutely flavorful. I made a few modifications though. I excluded the avocado and corn altogether and replaced the mango with pineapple. Additionally I added fresh chopped tomatoes and scallions. I cooked the pineapple with the quinoa to provide some sweetness to balance the spice. I added the tomatoes scallions cilantro and lime juice at the end after the quinoa was done cooking but still hot in the skillet. The last modification involved replacing the fresh jalapeno with an extremely spicy sauce called Sun in a Bottle - I'm not sure if you can find it in the States. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
This is the best quinoa I've made to date - absolutely flavorful. I made a few modifications though. I excluded the avocado and corn altogether and replaced the mango with pineapple. Additionally I added fresh chopped tomatoes and scallions. I cooked the pineapple with the quinoa to provide some sweetness to balance the spice. I added the tomatoes scallions cilantro and lime juice at the end after the quinoa was done cooking but still hot in the skillet. The last modification involved replacing the fresh jalapeno with an extremely spicy sauce called Sun in a Bottle - I'm not sure if you can find it in the States. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2012
This recipe was amazing. I did it without the avocado and it was still unbelievably delicious. I'm going for round two today and adding a second jalapeno because I love spicy food. The first time round you could barely notice it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
This is a great dish - full of flavor and perfect for the summer grilling season. Didn't make it with corn and didn't miss it at all. Love to eat as a side dish or as a small meal Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/06/2012
I was most disappointed with this recipe Where was the flavour Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
This is NOW my favorite quinoa recipe! In addition to the lime juice I grated the zest of the lime and used it also. Gives it an extra "limey" flavor which I really like. I also toasted some pine nuts and added them which added another dimension on flavor and texture. If I had any criticism for this recipe I think it should be doubled. So easy to eat this! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
Interesting combo of flavors but it works well. I used the whole onion left out the corn and put more cilantro than called for. I also used a 50/50 mixture of regular and red quinoa which made it more visually interesting. I couldn't really taste the jalapeno and I even used the seeds. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2013
Someone mentioned this lacking flavor...hardly! This was positively amazing! I love how there are so many variations to use Quinoa. Delious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2013
Fantastic and easy to make! This recipe is definitely my base for most quinoa dishes. Totally recommend this recipe for first-time quinoa cooks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
Great recipe!!! Family loved it!!! The only thing I added was black beans but it is awesome on his own!!!! Read More
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