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Black bean quinoa salad with avocado, cherries, and lime in a white bowl

Black bean quinoa salad with mango and cherries

10-minute black bean quinoa salad recipe! A vegan quinoa salad with black beans, mango, cherries, and a cumin lime dressing. Perfect for a summer side dish!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, southwestern
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 side dish servings
Calories 358 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 14.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup mango chunks
  • 1 cup halved sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced jalapeno
  • 1 large handful of cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • avocado and lime slices for serving (optional)

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 4 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 8 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp chile powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh garlic

Instructions

  1. Combine the quinoa, beans, mango, cherries, onion, and jalapeno in a large bowl. Set aside.

  2. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, chile powder, cumin, and garlic in a bowl. Or shake them up in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid. Once the dressing is emulsified, pour the dressing over the salad. Season very generously with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Right before serving, toss in as much fresh cilantro as you'd like (I like one large handful of leaves, chopped). Top with avocado and lime slices (optional).

  4. The salad can be served immediately, but is even tastier if left covered in the fridge overnight and served cold.

Recipe Notes

You will need cooked quinoa for this recipe. 3 cups of cooked quinoa is approximately 1 cup of dry.

The salad can be served immediately, but is even tastier if left covered in the fridge overnight and served cold.

Nutrition Facts
Black bean quinoa salad with mango and cherries
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 35mg1%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 971IU19%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.