Refreshing Quinoa Pilaf with Mango and Cucumber
Revitalize your taste buds with this delightful bowl—a whirlwind of refreshing Indian flavors. Nourishing quinoa, fresh mango, crunchy cucumber, and tender green lentils, layered with a hint of cooling mint, tangy lime, and warming Indian spices, form a symphony of textures and flavors that’s light on calories but heavy on satisfaction. The icing on the cake is the cruelty-free nature of this course, ensuring that you’re not only eating healthily but also ethically. With this bowl, you’re simply 15 mins away from a vibrant veg offering that deserves a spot on your regular lunch or dinner rotation. Get ready to be swept in a wave of gastronomic delight, leaving your system nourished and your heart bursting with joy.
1. 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (111 calories)
2. 1/3 cup diced fresh mango (27 calories)
3. 1/3 cup diced cucumber (4 calories)
4. 2 tablespoon cooked green lentils (29 calories)
5. 1 teaspoon olive oil (40 calories)
6. 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves (2 calories)
7. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
8. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
9. Salt to taste
10. Juice of 1/2 a lime.
1. Start by cooking quinoa as instructed in the package. Ensure it’s fluffy and not mushy.
2. In a pan, heat the olive oil and add cumin seeds. Once they sizzle, add in the cooked quinoa and sprinkle turmeric powder and salt. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
3. After it cools, add in the diced mango, cucumber, and cooked green lentils.
4. Dress your quinoa pilaf with fresh lime juice and garnish with finely chopped mint leaves before serving.
By balancing taste and nutrition, this Refreshing Quinoa Pilaf with Mango and Cucumber lets you indulge in stress-free deliciousness. Enjoy solo or serve it at your next dinner party—either way, it’s a win-win!