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Cooking with Shiloh Farms: Tropical Quinoa Salad

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I recently received a wide variety of Shiloh Farms products to test out and review. So far, I have tried 2 different recipes with the ingredients from Shiloh Farms. My husband and I recently traveled to Hawaii for our 20th anniversary. The tropical flavors I savored there were the inspiration for both recipes. I found Shiloh Farms products to be of high quality and very tasty. I appreciate that they are a GLUTEN FREE dedicated Facility. Although I don’t have celiac disease and I’m not Gluten intolerant, I try to limit my Gluten intake. I just feel better when I do.

Tropical Quinoa Salad

Tropical Quinoa Salad


Quinoa is a great way to add grains to my diet, while staying clear of gluten. I serve rice a lot too, but it can get boring. The added benefit of quinoa is that 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 8.14 grams of protein, without the extra cholesterol and fat found in animal protein sources. I used the Shiloh Farms Organic Red Quinoa to create a Tropical Quinoa Salad – perfect for summer gatherings! I recently brought the Tropical Quinoa salad to a potluck and had many positive comments. Now I get to share the recipe with all of you!

Then check out these Tropical Cookies with Macadamia Nuts & Vanilla Chips. It will satisfy a sweet tooth without gluten! Be sure to check out Shiloh Farms for great wholesome foods to add to your pantry, and into your diet!

Tropical Quinoa Salad
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  2. 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  3. 1/4 cup fresh minced cilantro or parsley
  4. 1 cup mango, diced
  5. 1/4 cup pepitas
  6. 1 cup red quinoa
  7. 2 cups water or chicken (or vegetable) broth
  8. 1-2 avocados, cut into small cubes (depending on how much you love avocado and how big the avocados are)
  9. kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dressing
  1. 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  2. 1 1/2 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 medium juicy lemon)
  3. 1 1/2 Tbs freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1/2 medium juicy lime)
  4. 2-3 tsp sugar, honey, agave, or Splenda (just add it to taste)
  5. 2 Tbs pure olive oil
  6. 1/2 heaping tsp kosher salt
  7. A few cracks of freshly ground black pepper
  8. 1 clove minced garlic
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa in water or broth, according to package instructions
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. Combine diced cucumber, onion, cilantro, mango, and pepitas in a large salad bowl. Toss with quinoa. Drizzle the dressing over the mixture and toss to combine, then chill until ready to serve.
  4. Before serving, add diced avocado and eat immediately.
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  • Very yummy looking salad. I’ll bet the potluckers were eager to try a new dish they’re probably not comfortable fixing on their own. Red quinoa is So pretty!

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