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Black Bean and Mango Tropical Quinoa

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Grain dishes don’t have to be boring. To prove it, make this hearty and tropical black bean mango quinoa recipe this week.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place quinoa in a fine mesh sieve and rinse well with water.
  2. Place 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and add rinsed quinoa and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and continue cooking for about 15 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked through and water is absorbed. Set aside for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork..
  3. Place olive oil, mango, black beans, lime zest, juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne into a large bowl. Add cooked quinoa and stir to combine. Add cilantro and stir again.  
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: vegetarian, gluten-free, quinoa, pseudograin, mango, black bean