Thai Style Black Quinoa Salad from Closet Cooking

A colourful Thai style black quinoa salad with the perfect blend of salty, sweet, spicy and tart.

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 cup black quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 mango, stoned, scooped and diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1 birds eye chili, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce, or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons palm or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or to taste
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes, toasted
  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix the quinoa, red pepper, yellow mango, green onions, cilantro, mint and chili in a large bowl.
  4. Mix the fish sauce, sugar, sriracha, lime juice and zest in a small bowl.
  5. Toss the salad in the dressing and serve topped with the peanuts and coconut flakes.