Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

by Erica Dinho on June 29, 2014

Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

Summer is the time for potlucks, backyard parties, barbecues and picnics on the beach. A satisfying salad like this Lentil, Arugula and Quinoa Salad is a meal in itslef. Mangoes, red onion, lemony green arugula, lentils, quinoa, and a tangy dressing, this salad is full of healthy and delicious ingredients.

Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

If you’re going to a 4th of July party this year, bring this crowd pleasing salad. For this Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad recipe, I used mixed quinoa because it’s what I had on hand, but feel free to use a traditional white quinoa instead.

Serve it as a side dish or with wedges of pita bread as a light appetizer, or add shrimp or chicken and serve it as a main dish.

Buen provecho!

Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of cooked lentils, at room temperature
  • 6 cups arugula leaves
  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dressing

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to your taste

Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

Directions

  1. Toss the cooled quinoa with the rest of the ingredients. Taste and add more salt if desired.
  2. In a small bowl mix all the dressing ingredients and add to the salad. Toss and serve room temperature or cold.
  3. Lentil, Arugula, Mango and Quinoa Salad

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sue/the view from great island June 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I love fruit in green salads, this looks delicious!

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2 Jeannie Tay June 30, 2014 at 8:39 PM

That looks like a really healthy and refreshing salad that I would love to have…mango is my favorite fruit:D

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3 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz July 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM

I adore the main ingredient line up here, all of them. Perfect for a heat wave meal too like we have now.

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4 grace July 2, 2014 at 7:53 AM

i haven’t seen quinoa used quite like this before, erica–very innovative and delicious!

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5 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 2, 2014 at 12:20 PM

A very healthy and delicious quinoa salad…perfect for the summer!

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6 ela@GrayApron July 2, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Loving this salad, it has everything I like although I have never tried together. Thanks!

ela h.

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