Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley

Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6pjTUZcYoNE/UBHUGCJVEI/AAAAAAAAG2s/2L6VXFH4slM/s1600/quinoa-black-bean-mango-salad.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6pjTUZcYoNE/UBHUGCJVEI/AAAAAAAAG2s/2L6VXFH4slM/s1600/quinoa-black-bean-mango-salad.jpg" //a/divbr /Happy Monday, hope everyone had a nice weekend. Today is the first day of April and Spring is in the air! I started my morning with a two mile run which felt great, and I thought it would be the perfect day to enjoy this delicious quinoa salad which I am reviving from the archives.br /br /Black beans, sweet mango, and lots of colorful vegetables make a delicious zesty salad that has wonderful texture, color and flavor. Serve this as a side dish at a potluck or enjoy this as a meatless main course with some corn tortillas (perfect for Meatless Mondays!!) Leftovers are perfect for lunch on the go as the flavors only get better the next day.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Hu2Jc9Gq-s/UBHTIMJ-xI/AAAAAAAAG2k/lalVPpZTMGA/s1600/Southwestern-Black-Bean%252C-Quinoa-and-Mango-Medley.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Hu2Jc9Gq-s/UBHTIMJ-xI/AAAAAAAAG2k/lalVPpZTMGA/s1600/Southwestern-Black-Bean%252C-Quinoa-and-Mango-Medley.jpg" //a/divbr /Packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, folate, iron and lutein so it's not just tasty, it's good for you.br /br /This recipe is from ba href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1615190589/ref=asliss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1615190589&linkCode=as2&tag=ginsweiwatrec-20%22%3EThe%20Plant-Powered%20Diet:%20The%20Lifelong%20Eating%20Plan%20for%20Achieving%20Optimal%20Health,%20Beginning%20Today%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src=%22http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ginsweiwatrec-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1615190589%22%20width=%221%22%20height=%221%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22%22%20style=%22border:none%20%21important;%20margin:0px%20%21important;%22%20/%3E"The span class="il"Plant/span-Powered span class="il"Diet/span/a/b by Sharon Palmer, RD who I met in California on my trip to the a href="http://www.skinny-bits.com/2012/05/beautiful-monterey-and-dole-blogger.html"Dole Blogger Summit/a. If you are interested in adding more vegetables and plant-based foods to your diet, this is the book for you.br /br /a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/08/southwestern-black-bean-quinoa-and.html#more"b Click Here To See The Full Recipe.../b/a

Ingredients

  • 15-ounce can black beans, no salt added, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (according to package directions)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mango
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • juice from 1 medium lemon or lime
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

Directions

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