This (Vegan) Tropical Quinoa Salad Will Make You Feel Like You’re on Vacation

Sarah Von Alt|
June 11, 2018

Combining nutritious quinoa and black beans with juicy mango, red onion, cilantro, and creamy avocado, this recipe is gluten-free, completely plant-based, and packed with flavor!

Perfect for summer get-togethers and made in minimal time, this recipe is sure to have people asking for seconds!

Quinoa, Black Bean, Mango, and Avocado Tropical Salad


1½ cups quinoa, cooked
1½ cups black beans, cooked
1 medium mango, cubed
1 Hass avocado, cubed
½ small red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper


In a large bowl, add the quinoa, beans, mango, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper and mix well. Add the avocado last and stir gently until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Cover and chill for 30 to 45 minutes before serving.

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