Mango Quinoa Salad

It’s Monday! Time for another super easy meatless meal.  This salad is fresh and full of flavor; it will be sure to please even the meat-eaters in your life – the hubbs approved.

So let’s all ditch the meat once a week and give this sweet and tangy salad a whirl!Mango Quinoa Salad ~ Vegan

Print Recipe

Serves 6-8

1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
1 15 oz can black beans
1 mango, diced
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 cup corn off the cob, or canned
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about the juice of 2 limes)
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Prepare your quinoa.  Bring 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to a boil.  Add 1 cup of dry quinoa, rinsed.  Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

Prepare your veggies and add to a large bowl.  Add cooled quinoa and remaining ingredients.  Mix well to combine.  Refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.

Enjoy!Mango QUinoa Salad2

Nutritional Info per serving (8 servings)
205 Calories, 34g Carbs, 5g Fat, 7g Protein, 5g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.


  • Fitness On Toast August 11, 2014 at 7:56 am

    seriously beautiful looking (and sounding) food! love it

    • thehappyhealthfreak August 11, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Thank you!! I almost wasn’t going to blog this one, just whipped it up for a BBQ. Glad I took a pic, even if it was only one 😉

  • trixfred30 August 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    What was served at the BBQ – come on lets see it!

    • thehappyhealthfreak August 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Aww I don’t have pics 🙁 It was at a friend’s place but there were all kinds of good eats! Someone had deer meat, turkey burgers, Brother’s pepperoni – which is the best BBQ’d, and lots of sides like salads, fruit, cheese, pitas…yum!
      I always feel like the dinosaur in your previous post though….lol

      • trixfred30 August 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

        Yes its always a challenge doing a BBQ in our house – the Mrs requires veggie versions of many things – but we do a wicked portobello burger!

        • thehappyhealthfreak August 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm

          Oh nice! Veggie burgs are my fav 😉 so many flavour and ingredient options!

  • Toni August 19, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I made this tonight and I must have messed something up. Mine was suuuuuper sweet! Maybe my mango was too ripe? Was I supposed to add salt? I did drain my Eden Organics canned black beans and rinsed them first….. Idk

    • thehappyhealthfreak August 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Hmmm could be! There is only 1 Tbsp spoon of sugar so it could be the mangoes. I didn’t add salt to the recipe but a sprinkle might help. I’m sorry it turned out too sweet 🙁

  • My Top 5 Posts from 2014 - The Happy Health Freak January 2, 2015 at 7:58 am

    […] Chickpea Avocado Wrap #4. Mango Quinoa Salad #3. Lentil “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash #2. Chickpea & Vegetable Curry Stew […]

  • 7 Ways to A Sweet Life with Coconut Sugar – July 8, 2017 at 12:18 am

    […] This Mango-Quinoa Salad from The Happy Health Freak has just the right amount of sweetness, due to the coconut sugar and […]


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.