Wheatless Wednesday – Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Happy Humpday! I am working on a Tomato and Zucchini Tart that is not quite ready for publication yet. The cornmeal parmesan crust is a bit heavy and needs some reworking. So stay tuned for a new summer staple! I also went back through my old favorites looking for a yummy dish for tonight and ran across this flavorful Quinoa Salad with Mango and Black Beans tossed with a delicious Cumin, Orange Vinaigrette that I originally posted two years ago. Wow, time flies! I loved this flavor combination and will be making today. Sharing is caring… Enjoy!


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Tired of green salad?  This flavor filled quinoa salad with mango and avocado topped with an orange cumin vinaigrette is my new favorite!  I promise you won’t be bored. It’s a little bit spicy from the jalapenos, a little bit sweet from the mango, the black beans add a rich salty flavor and fresh avocado, purple onion, bell pepper and cilantro make it salad worthy.  Yum!

Quinoa is the perfect backdrop for these beautiful flavors.  It also happens to be a nutritional powerhouse, high in protein, low in fat, gluten free and loaded with lovely vitamins and minerals (but you don’t have to tell your family that).  What I didn’t know is that Mango is also a superfood, providing over 20 vitamins and minerals in every delicious bite. ( This puts a whole new light on my recipe for Mango Margaritas!)  Black beans add another protein and nutrient boost and their high fiber content helps keep your…

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