Recipe Time... Fiesta Mango, Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

Recipe Time... Fiesta Mango, Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

This is one of our new faves for lunch or is a perfect dish to make for a family/friend gathering. It is so delicious, we can't get enough of it!

How to make...

Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

This healthy mango black bean quinoa salad with avocado will be your favourite easy lunch or summer salad to bring to parties. Dressed with a yummy honey chipotle lime dressing for vibrant, bright flavour. It stays good in the fridge for days and can be made ahead of time. 

For the quinoa:
3/4 cup of uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups water

For the salad:
1 425g can of black beans
1 large mango diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 avocado diced
1 jalapeno, seeded & diced (optional)
1/2 cup of fresh coriander
1/4 cup of red onion diced

For the honey lime chipotle dressing:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp chipotle chilli powder plus more if you like more spice
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper

Add water and quinoa to a medium pot and place on a high heat. Bring to the boil, then cover, reduce to low heat and cook for exactly 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat, fluff quinoa with a fork.

While the quinoa is cooking, chop all the fruits and veggies. Once done, add them all to a large bowl along with the cooked quinoa.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing: olive oil, fresh lime juice, honey, dijon, chipotle chilli powder, garlic, salt & pepper.

Pour dressing all over the quinoa salad and toss to combine. Garnish with extra fresh coriander if desired.  Serve at room temperature or cold, will stay good for 4-5 days in the fridge. Serves 4.


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