Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad

This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.

This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.

Quinoa, black beans, mango and vegetables with cilantro and lime juice – a delicious combination perfect for lunch or as a side dish. (perfect for Meatless Mondays!) Leftovers are great, the flavors only get better the next day.

This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.

Is quinoa salad healthy?

Quinoa is rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants and all nine essential amino acids, making it one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods. Add mango, black beans and bell peppers, this quinoa salad is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, folate, iron and lutein so it’s not just tasty, it’s good for you.

What is the best color quinoa to use in quinoa salad?

This versatile seed comes in a variety of colors, the most common available are white, red, and tri-color which is a blend of white, red and black. White quinoa is the fluffiest and best used as a replacement in rice dishes. Red and tricolor work best in salads because they have a firmer texture and hold their shape without becoming too mushy.

How Long Does Quinoa Salad Last in the Refrigerator?

This quinoa salad actually tastes better after a day once the flavors meld. The salad itself comes together quickly, and will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Is Quinoa Gluten-Free?

Yes, quinoa is gluten-free.

This recipe is from The Plant-Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, RD who I met in California on a trip to visit the Dole farms. A great book if you’re are interested in adding more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.

This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.

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This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.
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Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad

2
Freestyle Points
164
Calories
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
This healthy Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Salad is delicious, a great way to get more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet.

Ingredients

  • 15- ounce can black beans, no salt added, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (red or tri-color), according to package directions
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mango
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • juice from 1 medium lemon or lime
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

Instructions

  • Mix together the beans, quinoa, corn, bell pepper, mango, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño in a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and turmeric in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle over the mixture and toss.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

This recipe is from The Plant-Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, RD

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 93mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 11.5g
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 4

Photo credit: Jess Larson