Lately I’ve been feeling that the quinoa salad recipes I make for the family on a regular basis have gotten a little…redundant. Not that they aren’t super yummy, but when you eat quinoa as much as we do after a while it can get a little boring. So, I decided to liven things up a bit! This Thai Black Rice & Quinoa Salad is flavor packed and just what I was needing to mix things up. It had the hubby saying “This is really good” (as if he’s surprised…..hmmmphh–foot stomp!) multiple times every time I served it.
I really loved the way the herbs, mango and pepper played against each other to create a slightly hot sweet and spicy dish. If you want to turn up the heat a bit, you could always drizzle it with more hot sauce. (We found it perfect as written.) On the other hand, if you shy away from heat you may want to use less hot sauce and omit the crushed red pepper.
Now be warned – this recipe makes a lot! It’s perfect for those of you who are looking to cook lunches ahead but if you are single and eat lunch out you may want to half the recipe…or else you could find yourself getting bored with it before you have eaten it all!