Are you looking for something simple, easy and that you can take with you to work for lunch or prepare quickly after work? Quinoa Salads are a great solution! Try the Recipe below it’s delicious!

Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley

Recipe from: The Plant-Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, R.D. | Serves: Serves 6


  • One (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (according to package directions)
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mango
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 smaill jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced

For the dressing:

  • Juice from 1 medium lemon
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric


  • Combine all ingredients for dressing in a mason jar and shake until combined. Place in refrigerator until you are ready to use. Can be made way ahead.
  • Mix together all salad ingredients, drizzle dressing over top and toss to combine. Refrigerate until serving time.
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