Welcome to What's KP Cooking? Here you can find recipes and cooking tips for healthy, easy to make food.

Login here to comment or Subscribe below to receive new recipes by email.

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Quinoa Salad with Mango, Cucumber, Avocado & Black Beans

August 11, 2016

Yes, I realize that it’s the dead of winter, but who couldn’t use a taste of summer right now? Hopefully these ingredients are available where you live, if not, save this recipe for when mango and avocado are in season, because this salad is a keeper! It’s a great vegetarian meal all by itself, or serve along side grilled salmon, shrimp, or chicken for a heartier meal.

1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed drained
1 fresh mango, cubed
1 ripe avocado, cubed
1 cucumber, seeds removed and diced
½ cup fresh mint, chopped
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
? cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (not bottled)
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Place quinoa along with 2 cups salted water in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to low. Simmer until water is completely absorbed and quinoa is fluffy, about 20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, and garlic.
  • Add remaining ingredients, including quinoa, and gently combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to let the salad cool and flavors combine.
  • Serve immediately.
Print Friendly

Related Recipes

  • Smoky Black Bean Stew
    This stew is uber healthy and keeps you full all day! The subtle flavors of adobo sauce, orange ...
  • Mexican Veggie Lasagna
    I found this recipe in Women's Day magazine. It's full of flavor and packed with veggies. Next t...
  • Chock Full of Veggies Chili
    This recipe originated from the South Beach Diet website, but I went a little bonkers and added ...
  • Mediterranean Lentil Salad
    A neighbor of mine was selling "The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen" cookbooks as a fundraiser for the C...
  • Slow Cooker Refried Beans
    Ever thought you could make home-made refried beans?? Well you can! This recipe from my friend K...

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

User Login