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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Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 15 min Serves 3-4     adjust servings

The perfect summer salad! Vegan and gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups cooked black beans OR 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn (I used frozen and thawed)
  • 1/2 cup green onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup diced mango
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 T fresh cilantro, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 T orange juice
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Optional: 1/2 an avocado, sliced

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and place in the fridge for 30 minutes so the flavors can marinate. This should keep for at least 3-4 days in the fridge. Enjoy!

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6 thoughts to “Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad”

  1. Just made this and even before marinating in fridge for 30 minutes, it's so tasty!!! What a nice light dinner- I did add a splash of olive oil, just to give it a little more depth.. Thank you!

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