This is my absolute favorite salad EVER. I make it allll the time, and serve it with everything! I can’t get enough of it! I got the recipe from one of my favorite books, Veganomicon. It’s perfect for a summer bbq or a picnic 🙂
Quinoa salad with black beans and mango: (serves: A LOT!)
1 mango, peeled and diced small
1 red pepper, seeded and diced
1 cup chopped scallions
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
1 1/2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed (a 15-ounce can)
A few leaves of lettuce for plating
So since this salad is really simple, I don’t have a step by step on how to make it. I DO have a little tutorial on how I cut my peppers, though. It makes the process so easy an perfectly diced pieces!
Dice your mango (I have a picture tutorial of how I cut mangoes easily here!), cilantro and scallions up as well and add your other ingredients except the oil and vinegar. I mix them together, with a milk frother so it emulsifies, and add it in at the end. I also add edamame when I have it, as it adds even more color. How beautiful is this salad!? And I can’t describe just how good it tastes (and not to mention healthy)!!
MAKE THIS SALAD!! 🙂