Quinoa Mango Mint Walnut Salald! Whew! That’s a mouthful to say, but trust me it’s going to be one exquisite mouthful to devour. It’s by far one of my best salad recipes so far. When I bought quinoa I didn’t know what to make with it, and after scrounging for ides, I came up with this! It was an instant hit at my place, especially with my health and fitness freak of a sister.

It’s the perfect combination of savoury and sweet without overpowering either. You get the wheaty, nutty flavour from the quinoa, then a burst of sweetness from mango. A crunch from the walnuts, and a tang from the lemon. Mint simply amplifies the experience.

Quinoa Mango Mint Walnut Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Healthy, nutritious, and easy! Sort your protein, good fat, and carbs in a go! This make 2 servings if you people are going to eat this as their main dish. Serves 4 if you're going to have it as a side.

Course: Breakfast, diet food, lunch, Main Course, protein, Salad
Servings: 2 people
Author: Pratty and Food
  • 1 cup quinoa washed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ripe mango diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves fresh
Cook the Quinoa
  1. Add the washed quinoa and water to a saucepan and bring it to a boil on medium heat. Once it starts boiling, bring the heat down to a simmer and place a lid on it.

  2. Allow it to cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring every now and then to ensure it doesn't stick and burn at the bottom.

  3. Once it's almost cooked (have a bite and check), turn off the heat and let it sit for another 5 minutes. So that any excess water is absorbed and the quinoa is fully cooked in its own heat. It'll be all nice and puffed up once it's done.

  1. Once the quinoa is ready, add it to a bowl along with the diced mango, mint, and walnuts. Toss and mix until everything is well combined. 

  2. Squeeze some lemon juice and mix. Taste then add more if required.

  3. Garnish with more chopped walnuts and mint leaves. Serve hot or refrigerate till ready to serve! It's all on your preference. Serve with some roasted chicken or some cheesy nachos.

Recipe Notes

Can be served as a side dish or a main one that is paired with some roasted chicken. You can also  make this healthy salad and have it on movie night with some nachos. Impress your friends with your healthy cooking with a dash of 

You can have this as it is or try pairing it with another dish. Here are some of my recipes that would pair phenomenally well with this salad:


Pan Fried Tofu, Korean style


Mint Coriander Baked Fish

Roasted Thyme Pork Sausages with Potatoes


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Hey! I'm Pratty. I bake, develop recipes that are easy for people to follow and use few ingredients for the same. I run a recipe blog called Pratty and Food. Food photography is another little aspect of food blogging that has had an immense impact on me.


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