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 Post subject: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:38 pm 
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I'm planning on making this for a BBQ. I have two quinoa-haters in my group though, so I'm wondering what might be a good substitute. Brown rice is a no go, as my husband really likes this salad, but doesn't like brown rice. Millet maybe? I am open to any unusual kind of grains as well! For some reason I don't think rice would be that great, but millet might have a better texture...Any thoughts? Thanks, PPK!

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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Cous cous? Maybe bulghur wheat?

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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:18 pm 
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I used to hate quinoa with a passion until I had this salad at a potluck. I vote you make it without any substitutions & convert the quinoa haters in your life


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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:19 pm 
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But yeah barring that maybe israeli cous cous? I think regular cous cous would get really soggy with the dressing


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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:19 pm 
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i think rice would be good as would cous cous. bulghur wheat could work. pretty much anything would work for this salad. I can't see it being bad under any circumstances.

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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:12 pm 
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I second Israeli couscous (and also the idea of just making it with quinoa). It's so fresh and amazingly delicious that I can't fathom even quinoa-haters snubbing their noses at it.

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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:34 pm 
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thanks for the responses! i think i might go with israeli couscous if i can find some in time, otherwise i think you guys are right - this salad is way too good not to like!

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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:02 pm 
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I had a delicious and similar salad yesterday that had barley in it.

ETA - I didn't make it, it was at a potluck


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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Try amaranth. If you use the directions in the link below, it is just like rice. And it works great in this salad.

http://rhiw.blogspot.com/2009/09/tip-of ... 3518756229


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 Post subject: Re: VCON black bean/mango/quinoa salad
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:24 pm 
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birdsonawire wrote:
I second Israeli couscous (and also the idea of just making it with quinoa). It's so fresh and amazingly delicious that I can't fathom even quinoa-haters snubbing their noses at it.
This.

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