Curried Quinoa and Peas With Cashews and Fresh Mango

Curried Quinoa and Peas With Cashews and Fresh Mango

While quinoa is often touted as a super healthy way to create a meal, it can be a challenge to impart flavor into quinoa-based dishes.

We invite you to tempt your taste buds with this delicately spiced quinoa dish. It gets its sweetness from mangos and bright, herbal flavor from cilantro.

Pro tip: If cilantro doesn’t agree with your taste buds, try parsley or basil instead.

We love the creamy, crunch that cashews bring to the dish. You can boost their flavor by toasting in a hot, dry skillet for three to four minutes, stirring frequently until the nuts begin to turn golden-brown.

This curried quinoa recipe makes a hearty portion, so it can be served as a main or as a savory side with chicken or fish.

Curried Quinoa and Peas with Cashews and Fresh Mango

curried quinoa and peas
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Curried Quinoa and Peas with Cashews and Fresh Mango

Tempt your taste buds with this delicately spiced quinoa dish. It gets sweetness from mangos and bright, herbal flavor from cilantro.

Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Servings 1 serving
Calories 311 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • ¼ medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 very thin slice fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ clove garlic finely chopped
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. curry powder
  • 1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped raw cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ medium ripe mango chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until translucent.

  3. Add ginger, garlic, curry powder and salt; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, or until fragrant.

  4. Add quinoa and peas; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, or until well mixed and heated through.

  5. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes.

  6. Stir in cashews and cilantro; serve warm topped with mango.

Recipe Notes

Tip: 1 cup uncooked quinoa generally yields 3 cups cooked quinoa. As a convenience, you can cook some in advance, store in the refrigerator, and use for up to 4 days.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Curried Quinoa and Peas with Cashews and Fresh Mango
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 336mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 11g
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Grain Carb
1 Fat

P90X3 Portions
2½ Carbs
2 Fats

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