by: Yuri Elkaim

Easy Mango, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Are you one of those potluck people?

Not the kind that simply likes potlucks. I’m talking about the kind that obsesses over potlucks – researching for days to find the just-right recipe to bring along.

The kind that finds pride in toting a tasty dish to a party, happy when it’s the first thing that disappears because guests are devouring it.

Admission: Amy and I are potluck people.

We’re all about winning the secret, unspoken race that is potluck popularity.

Living in a food-forward city has done this to us. Here in Toronto, we have top-notch everything: vegan eats, ethnic cuisine, haute and high end, and locally grown.

So, when it comes to prepping for a potluck, it feels like our chance to take part in the art, using both tasty and healthy eating recipes for our bring-alongs.

And so we take it very seriously. We’ve got an ongoing list of shockingly good clean-eating recipe ideas. I’ve made 67 of them and put it into a book you can get for free right here.

And now, one more that’s a total winner.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Ingredients

Easy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This mango, quinoa and black bean salad is about to disappear from potluck tables everywhere.

Great news, this one also happens to be an amazing vegan, gluten-free meal.

We’ll make it for parties, or as a quick summer dinner, and sometimes serve it as a side dish with grilled chicken. This salad features zesty flavors that make it a favorite with my family.

The recipe itself is pretty versatile, basically a blank canvas for other fresh fruits or veggies. Add avocado or toss in orange slices to make it even tastier. Serve it up for lunch or dinner, and you’ll keep your eating on track while enjoying big flavor.

Packed with protein and fiber-rich black beans and quinoa, this hearty salad is definitely one you’ll want to make.

For best results, this recipe should be tossed together minutes before sharing. The flavors taste brightest and best right out the can (and rind), so don’t plan on making this one ahead of time.

Love quinoa? You might want to try these other quinoa recipes of mine:

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Print Recipe
Mango, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
This refreshing mango, quinoa and black bean salad is the perfect bring-along to any potluck or gathering – and it also makes a tasty, easy lunch or dinner.
Easy Mango, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Easy Mango, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
  1. In a small bowl whisk together the lime juice, olive oil and cilantro.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place the black beans, quinoa, mango and bell pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Pour in the dressing and toss gently until coated.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours before serving.
  6. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and lime slices if desired.

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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.