Quinoa, Mango and Black Bean Salad

This is another tasty one-pot dish! My apologies for the sideways, poor-quality photo. I swear the food is better than the picture!


I modified this Eating Well recipe for Quinoa, Mango and Black Bean Salad using just the main ingredients. I love fruit in my savory salads and mango is such a sweet summer fruit…even if I did use the frozen version (cheaper and already cut!).


2 cup tri-colored quinoa, prepped in the rice cooker with 4c water

1 bag frozen, pre-cut mango

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 can black beans, rinsed

a few dashes of ground ginger powder

3 Tbsp sesame oil

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

1/2 cup orange juice

Salt to taste

Once the quinoa was cooked and cooled, I just tossed in all the rest of the ingredients and mixed to combine. I let the flavors meld all day, and enjoyed it cold for dinner. This is a great grain salad to bring to a summer BBQ!


  1. Posted June 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I love quinoa!
    And don’t worry, quinoa is a pesky thing when it comes to having photos taken of it 😛 I am sure this is fantastic though, and I might just try and make it!
    Came across your blog via a blog through a blog I watch, hah! Added you to my follow-list, looking forward to a lot of new recipes. I briefly read that you became a mother not long ago too! Congratulations 😀

    I hope you have an amazing weekend!

    x J

  2. ewjanel
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! Isn’t quinoa hard to photograph?? Haha. Hope you enjoy this dish if you make it and thanks for reading!

  3. Posted July 3, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    You give quinoa a very delicious modification. I wanna try this one too. So far, I will give this recipe a two thumbs up. From a quinoa lover. 🙂

  4. Posted July 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I made a similar version to this the other night. I took the leftovers and put them in wraps for lunch. It was delicious!

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