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This month’s country for ‘Food of the World’ event is Senegal, a country located in West Africa. I wasn’t familiar with Senegal or Senegalese cuisine until I started looking for recipes for this event. I made this simple quinoa salad with mango from here.

Since Senegal borders the Atlantic Ocean, fish is a very important component in the cooking. Most other meats are also popular except for pork due to the nation’s large muslim population. Peanuts are the primary crop of Senegal along with couscous, white rice, sweet potatoes, lentils and various vegetables.

The salad that I made today is traditionally made with Fonio. Fonio is a kind of millet that has been cultivated in West Africa for thousands of years. It has a nutty flavor, almost like a combination of couscous and quinoa in appearance and texture.It is a favorite in salads, stews, porridge and even ground into flour. It is gluten free and nutritious.

 

I couldn’t find fonio locally, so made the salad with quinoa instead. This salad uses seasonal fresh produce and is very tasty and refreshing. The cucumber, tomatoes and the herbs are from my backyard, so it is a great way to use up your summer harvest. It is a great addition to picnics or potlucks.

 

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Quinoa Mango Salad for #Food of the World Yum
Senegalese Quinoa-Mango salad -- This salad uses seasonal fresh produce and is very tasty and refreshing. The cucumber, tomatoes and the herbs are from my backyard, so it is a great way to use up your summer harvest. It is a great addition to picnics or potlucks.
Quinoa Mango Salad for #Food of the World
Course salad
Cuisine african
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa Cooked
  • 1 mango Small Ripe , peeled and diced
  • 1 cucumber Small , peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsps red onion , finely chopped
  • 3 parsley tbsp Fresh , finely chopped
  • 3 Mint tbsp Fresh , finely chopped
  • 1/2 Grape Tomatoes cup , halved
  • 2 Lemon Lime juice tbsp /
  • 3 ~ 4 olive oil tbsp
  • Salt Pepper To taste &
Course salad
Cuisine african
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa Cooked
  • 1 mango Small Ripe , peeled and diced
  • 1 cucumber Small , peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsps red onion , finely chopped
  • 3 parsley tbsp Fresh , finely chopped
  • 3 Mint tbsp Fresh , finely chopped
  • 1/2 Grape Tomatoes cup , halved
  • 2 Lemon Lime juice tbsp /
  • 3 ~ 4 olive oil tbsp
  • Salt Pepper To taste &
Quinoa Mango Salad for #Food of the World
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine lime/ lemon juice, salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil and whisk until the dressing emulsifies.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine quinoa, herbs, mango, onion, tomatoes and cucumber. Mix well and stir in the dressing. Serve right away and enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

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