Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Fresh Mango

This is a great opportunity for you to try quiona (pronounced keen-wah). It is readily available at local grocery stores. Quinoa is a South American grain that was a staple of the ancient Incas. They called it the “mother grain” It is super healthy and is considered a complete protein.


  • 1 mango and cut into a small dice
  • 1 red pepper, seeds removed and cut into small dice
  • 1 cup thinly sliced spring onions
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked quiona,(about 3/4 cup raw) follow package directions and cool after cooking.
  • 1 (15 0z) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 to 2 Serrano or jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed (if you like it spicy add more if not use less or eliminate entirely.
  • 2 cups of mixed greens.
  • Mix all ingredients together and serve over mixed greens.


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