Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Summer is not totally over yet, so I am making you a Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad. I just love salads.

Last month when I went home to Boston, my stepmom made this awesome pasta salad with mangoes, black beans, corn, pasta, cilantro and lime.  I really enjoyed it, so I decided to come home and make a twist on that recipe. I used quinoa in place of the pasta, since I am not a huge pasta fan.  I think this came out really good!

Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad - My Whole Food Life

This would be perfect for parties and it’s also very easy to make.  This Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad is vegan and gluten free. I highly recommend topping it with avocado.  So good!

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Red Beans and Rice

For those of you that may not know, my husband Marcus helps out with a lot of the savory cooking.  This red beans and rice recipe is one of his creations.  He came up with this while trying to use up some odds and ends we had in the fridge.  This recipe is very easy and also budget friendly!

Some of Marcus’s other recipe creations are the slow cooker stuffed peppers and the cheesy vegan quinoa bites.
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Turkish Muhammara

If you have been following this blog for awhile, then you know my husband is Turkish.  A lot of Turkish dishes are vegan.  This Turkish Muhammara dip is super easy and tasty too.  It’s another alternative to hummus.  It would be great with veggies, pita chips or as a spread on toast.  If you like Turkish food, you may also want to check out my Red Lentil Soup and my White Bean Salad.

Muhammara - My Whole Food Life

I know it doesn’t look very pretty, but I promise is so good!!  The traditional dish calls for breadcrumbs, but I wanted to keep it grain free, so I just added extra walnuts.  So this recipe is vegan, gluten free and grain free.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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