Featured Recipe: Quinoa Black Bean Salad


  • 1.5 cups Quinoa
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks, thawed
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 5 TB fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno chili, seeds removed
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 bunch of Cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Avocado, optional

Takes , serves 4-6 as main dish or 8-12 as side dish.


  1. Cook Quinoa according to package directions. Let cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse and drain black beans, cut mango chunks, scallions, and red bell pepper into small 1/4-inch pieces. Mix cut vegetables with cooled quinoa.
  3. To make the dressing, blend lime juice, jalapeno, cumin, salt, and cilantro leaves until smooth.
  4. Slowly add oil, allowing the dressing to emulsify into a thick consistency.
  5. Pour dressing over salad components, stir to combine.
  6. Serve with avocado on top or over mixed greens, if desired.

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