Quinoa fiesta with mango curry dressing

This recipe reminds me of the "sweet curry" U.K. style I used to love when I was a university student in London. It is slightly fruity and not at all spicy. I had something like that at a Whole Foods salad bar and had been trying to replicate it ever since.


  • cooked quinoa
  • quartered grapes
  • chopped mangoes
  • chopped red bell peppers
  • chopped cashews
  • cilantro
  • scallion (or coriander as they call it in the UK)


  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/3 inch cube of fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp of curry powder
  • pinch of cumin
  • pinch of paprika
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • salt to taste

Mix everything together. Go easy with the dressing, you might not need all of it. If grapes and mangoes are not ripe or sweet enough, add dried cranberries for extra sweetness.