This fresh, flavorful, and colorful salad is perfect for summer! It’s filling from the quinoa and beans, and makes you feel like you’re eating the rainbow. There’s so many delicious ingredients in one bowl for the perfect dinner salad and I made a light and low calorie dressing to match. The dressing is made of lime juice, cilantro, and seasonings that combine to make a great match for this salad. I love how the mango adds sweetness and the avocado adds creaminess! It’s healthy, and eating something that looks so pretty makes it that much more appealing. Better than Skittles!
Fiesta Mango Black Bean Salad
1 head of romaine, chopped
2/3 bag of spring mix
1/2 bag spinach
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp garlic powder and cumin
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 avocado, diced
1.5 cups Quinoa
1 Persian cucumber, diced
1 mango, diced
Chili Lime Dressing
3-4 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp cilantro
1 tsp agave
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Sprinkle of chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Well this one should be easy. Heat beans with the garlic powder and cumin.
2. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
3. Combine dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk.
4. Dress salad and toss to mix.