If you bring this to your next party, I promise there won't be any left!! The sweet mango combined with the savory beans & grains is a winning combination!
Red Quinoa, Black Bean, & Mango Salad
1 c. red or white quinoa, dry (cooked according to directions)
2 mangoes, diced
1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper (or 4 baby ones), finely chopped
1 can corn, rinsed
1 can low sodium black beans, rinsed
1 c. tomatoes, chopped (I prefer grape or cherry tomatoes)
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, finely diced (optional)
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 lime, squeezed
2-3 T. red wine vinegar
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
S & P, to taste
Cook quinoa according to directions & chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours. You can cook it in advance up to a day or two before. Chop all ingredients and toss together in a bowl. Drizzle with vinegar, lime juice & oil. Make sure your oil is extra virgin and if possible, get a good vinegar from the health food store that is “raw.” Then you will reap the good health benefits from your vinegar & oil. Season with salt & pepper, if needed.
You can use this as a dip, in a wrap, or on a salad!! Enjoy!!
Here's a tip for cutting your avocado's into perfect little chunks:
Score them both ways, then scoop out with a spoon.