If you are looking for a salad full of protein, healthy carbs, and fats then try this delicious dish perfect for lunch or a post workout meal.
1 cup quinoa (make sure to rinse and drain before cooking)
1 can (14 oz) of black or red beans
1/2 cup of fresh mango cut into small pieces
1/2 cup of red bell pepper diced into small pieces
1/2 cup of green onions very thinly sliced
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
4 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
4 tablespoon of red wine vinegar (I used sherry vinegar)
2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 teaspoon of fresh minced or powdered garlic
salt and pepper as needed
Cook the quinoa according for about 20 minutes and cool down before mixing
with diced mango, rinsed beans, diced red pepper, sliced greens onions, and cilantro.
In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, garlic, add salt and pepper as needed.
Mix everything well together and cool down in a refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
You can serve this for lunch or even a side dish for your dinner.
Any leftovers you can serve next day. Bon Appetit!