Quinoa, Mango & Black Bean Salad - 3 Guiding Stars
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This is seriously good eats. It’s a beautiful salad and the dressing is very tasty. The orange juice, cilantro, sesame oil, and garlic sing in your mouth.



  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Toast quinoa in a small dry saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until it smells nutty (4-6 minutes). Add water and bring to a simmer. Turn heat to low, cover, and cook until the quinoa is tender (15-20 minutes).
  2. While quinoa cooks, whisk together orange juice, cilantro, vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, salt, cayenne in a medium bowl. Toss with mango, bell pepper, beans, and scallions.
  3. Add cooked quinoa to the mango mixture and toss to combine.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 450; Total Fat 8.5g (11% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (6% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 365mg (16% DV); Total Carbohydrate 81g (30% DV); Dietary Fiber 15g (53% DV); Total Sugars 29g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 16g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 25% DV; Potassium 25% DV; Vitamin C 170% DV; Molybdenum 150% DV; Folate 80% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/quinoa-mango-black-bean-salad/
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