Mango & Black Bean Quinoa

A favourite dinner recipe contributed by Dr Chloe Corbett who is passionate about helping people create healthy lifestyles!

Yields4 ServingsTotal Time30 mins

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(Recipe adapted from a Kai Box recipe - www.kaibox.co.nz)
 1 cup white quinoa
 500 ml low salt vegetable stock
 1 400g tin black beans, rinsed and drained
 1 red capsicum, deseeded and cut into small squares
 1 mango, peeled and cubed
 small handful of coriander, roughly chopped
 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
DRESSING:
 juice of 1 lime
 juice of 1 lemon
 1 tbsp maple syrup
 12 tsp ground cumin
 14 tsp salt
 ground black pepper to taste

1

In a small pot bring the vegetable stock to the boil. Add the quinoa and the black beans and turn heat down to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until most of the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2

Dice the vegetables and fruit and add to a large mixing bowl.

3

Make the salad dressing by whisking all the ingredients together and set aside.

4

Add the cooled quinoa and beans to the bowl of vegetables and pour over the dressing. Mix gently until the salad is well combined.

5

Serve and devour!

Ingredients

(Recipe adapted from a Kai Box recipe - www.kaibox.co.nz)
 1 cup white quinoa
 500 ml low salt vegetable stock
 1 400g tin black beans, rinsed and drained
 1 red capsicum, deseeded and cut into small squares
 1 mango, peeled and cubed
 small handful of coriander, roughly chopped
 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
DRESSING:
 juice of 1 lime
 juice of 1 lemon
 1 tbsp maple syrup
 12 tsp ground cumin
 14 tsp salt
 ground black pepper to taste

Directions

1

In a small pot bring the vegetable stock to the boil. Add the quinoa and the black beans and turn heat down to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until most of the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2

Dice the vegetables and fruit and add to a large mixing bowl.

3

Make the salad dressing by whisking all the ingredients together and set aside.

4

Add the cooled quinoa and beans to the bowl of vegetables and pour over the dressing. Mix gently until the salad is well combined.

5

Serve and devour!

Black Bean & Mango Quinoa