(Actually Delicious) Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad
Guys. For real, I have never LOVED quinoa. But honestly, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it in this salad. I’m a quinoa girl now. The trick that I had to learn was that you need to really rinse the quinoa before cooking it to help it not be bitter. This brought out the yummy, nutty, natural flavors of the quinoa. That, combined with a rockin’ dressing and a ton of fresh veggies, made for the perfect bright salad in the dark and cold winter.
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8people 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse the white quinoa using a fine mesh strainer; this helps remove the bitter flavor that you often get from quinoa. Bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a pan and add the quinoa. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed. Without uncovering, remove from heat and let steam for 5 minutes on the stove until uncovering and fluffing with a fork.
  2. While the quinoa cools to room temperature, dice all of the veggies and place in a large bowl.
  3. When the quinoa is cooled, drain and rinse the black beans and combine the veggies, black beans, and quinoa. Place in the fridge to chill.
  4. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. Toss the mixed dressing with the salad ingredients and enjoy!