If you are looking for a cool, refreshing salad that can be a staple all year long, but especially as it gets hotter in the summer, look no further.

This quick and easy Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad is simple to toss together, and tastes great served hot or cold! We love the fact that you can make it ahead, which allows serving it alongside your main dish a breeze. It’s a fabulous dish to share at a picnic and is also a great light luncheon entrée on its own.

What can I prep ahead to simplify making this throughout the week? 

Pre-chopping, cutting or cooking ingredients really helps to reduce stress and simplify things throughout the busy work week. So you can toss your Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad together in 5 minutes flat, cook your quinoa and chop your peppers on your meal prep day or the day before preparing it. 

How to keep your Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad cool outside

If you’re serving this salad at a summer picnic or party, you may be wondering how you can keep it cold. Simply add ice cubes to a larger bowl than the one you’re serving your Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad in and set your serving bowl on the bed of ice. 

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Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

If you are looking for a cool, refreshing salad that can be a staple all year long, but especially as temperatures rise in the summer, look no further. This quick and easy Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad is simple to toss together, and tastes great served hot or cold! We love the fact that you can make it ahead, which allows serving it alongside your main dish a breeze. It’s a fabulous dish to share at a picnic and is also a great light luncheon entrée on its own!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add quinoa. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, covered.
  2. Transfer quinoa into a large bowl and place in the fridge until completely cooled.
  3. Once quinoa is chilled, add black beans, peppers, feta and mango. Chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. Top with avocado and serve. ENJOY!

Notes

This salad can be served chilled or warm. To serve warm, remove quinoa from the stove, toss with other ingredients and serve immediately.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4

Keywords: Quinoa Salad

Category :Recipes
Method :Make Ahead Meal
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