Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Mango and Avocado

If you're looking for a healthy meal for a hot day, this delicious quinoa salad is a keeper. Its high in protein, vitamins and taste. We made this the other night and the whole family loved it. What is especially lovely is that the meal is very colorful and attractive as well as tasty.

INGREDIENTS:
• 3 cups cooked quinoa
• 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
• 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
• 1 bunch of spring onions
• ½ to 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 mango, cut into bite size pieces
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno slices, finely chopped
• 1/2 cup 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
• Freshly Ground pepper to taste
• 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin (optional)
• 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled, seeded, and chopped
DIRECTIONS:
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside to cool.
2. In large bowl, mix quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, mango, black beans, cilantro, and jalapeno.
3. In separate small bowl mix oil, garlic, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cumin in large bowl. Pour over quinoa mixture and stir.
4. Gently stir in avocados and serve. Can put mixture in a tortilla wrap or on a bed of greens.

 

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Mango and Avocado
Chef: 
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 6 one cup servings
 
If you're looking for a healthy meal for a hot day, this delicious quinoa salad is a keeper. Its high in protein, vitamins and taste. We made this the other night and the whole family loved it. What is especially lovely is that the meal is very colorful and attractive as well as tasty.
Ingredients
  • • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • • ½ to 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • • 1 mango, cut into bite size pieces
  • • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno slices, finely chopped
  • • ½ cup 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • • Freshly Ground pepper to taste
  • • ½ teaspoons ground cumin (optional)
  • • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled, seeded, and chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside to cool.
  2. In large bowl, mix quinoa, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, mango, black beans, cilantro, and jalapeno.
  3. In separate small bowl mix oil, garlic, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cumin in large bowl. Pour over quinoa mixture and stir.
  4. Gently stir in avocados and serve. Can put mixture in a tortilla wrap or on a bed of greens.
Notes
Can substitute pineapple chunks or grapes for the mango if you want.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup

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