Black Bean, Mango and Quinoa Salad
A Kitchen Muse: 
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 8
 
A easy, breezy salad full of flavor and nutrition!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (black or red is best for this salad)
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large mango, diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium avocados, diced
  • 1 14 oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. First, using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water.
  2. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
  5. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let cool quinoa cool to room temperature.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine quinoa, mango, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and avocados.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, and cumin.
  8. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and gently stir until well combined.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2012/05/29/black-bean-mango-and-quinoa-salad/