Quinoa, Mango & Black Bean Salad

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The vibrant colors of this salad—orange, red, black and green—signal that it's loaded with phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. And since it features both quinoa—a “complete” protein with all the essential amino acids—and black beans, it's a vegetarian protein powerhouse. Serve on a bed of Boston lettuce or in a pita pocket.

"Loved this recipe - I substituted peaches for the mango (the mangos at the store weren't ripe). Delicious! "
Quinoa, Mango & Black Bean Salad

9 Reviews for Quinoa, Mango & Black Bean Salad


My first try at Quinoa and I loved it.


Loved this recipe!.....Caramba!
I made it as the recipe stated, but then I added a tablespoon of Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar and spicy chili powder to give it extra kick! Served with sliced avocado, blue corn chips and salsa and a nice cold Mexican beer with lime! My husband loved this special surprise for a late Friday afternoon lunch! I believe toasting the Quinoa is an excellent idea and now I have become a fan of this fantastic grain. I will always keep Quinoa as a staple in my pantry after this recipe! Thank you!

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

Hello; I too have fallen in

I too have fallen in love with quinoa after my mother introduced me to it this past winter. A really good tip {among many} that she taught me was to keep your uncooked quinoa in the freezer, as it both stays fresher, and lasts longer. Also, since I live alone, and even for her and my father, there is always too much cooked quinoa left over, so she also puts that in the freezer to use as a shortcut for the next time she uses a quinoa recipe; and now she gets to skip the first step! This grain is just the greatest, isn't it?!


I love this recipe! I add a diced avocado and make two small substitutions: olive oil for the sesame oil and apple cider vinegar for the rice vinegar. It's a great dish to bring to a potluck!


I thought this was excellent. I will certainly make this again and again.


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