Refreshing Quinoa Salad with Mango, Cucumber, Avocado & Black Beans
 
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I also like to call this the "next day salad" - it's perfectly fresh and healthy after you've overindulged on heavy foods! Vegan, Gluten-Free
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Recipe type: Salad, Side
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed drained
  • 1 fresh mango, cubed
  • 1 ripe avocado, cubed
  • 1 cucumber, seeds removed and diced
  • ½ cup mint, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the quinoa along with 2 cups salted water in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to the lowest heat setting. Simmer until water is completely absorbed and quinoa is fluffy, about 20 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and garlic.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, including the quinoa, and gently combine. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to let the salad cool and flavors combine. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Vegangela at http://vegangela.com/2011/11/22/refreshing-quinoa-salad-with-mango-cucumber-avocado/