Fonio Mango Salad

Bursting with flavor, this mango fonio salad is super easy to throw together.


  • 1 cups uncooked fonio yields 4 cups cooked
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch clinatro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 ripe mango peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 bell peppers thinly sliced use any color you like


  1. In a large bowl, wash the fonio grains by submerging in warm water. Swirl the Fonio around with your fingers, then pour the water out using a cheesecloth if you have one. Repeat this process several times. Drain well.
  2. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Stir in the cleaned fonio and cover tightly with the lid. Turn the heat to low. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Turn off the heat and gently fluff with a fork. Cover again for another 8-10 minutes, or until its tender. Set aside.
  3. Combine the cooked fonio with the remaining ingredients Stir to combine.
  4. You can either eat right away or put in the fridge for 2-3 hours and eat it cold.
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