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Avocado Mango Quinoa Salad

A perfect light and fresh bite that can be layered in a jar and taken on the go, or prepared at home by mixing everything together in a large bowl.

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  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp garlic, fresh, grated
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 cups greens, rinsed
  • 1 cup avocado, peeled, diced
  • 1 cup mango, peeled, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup black beans, cooked, rinsed
  • 1 cup onion, sliced
  • Cilantro, fresh, chopped (optional)
  • Mint, fresh, chopped (optional)


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 16 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk lime juice, garlic and cumin together in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add cooked quinoa to the bowl of lime dressing and stir.
  4. If taking the salad on the go, allow quinoa to cool completely (or refrigerate overnight), then layer in a jar: greens, quinoa, avocado, mango, beans and red onions.
  5. If preparing the meal at home, allow the quinoa to cool for 10 minutes, then toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and/or mint as desired.