California Quinoa Salad with Black Beans – a delicious combination of quinoa, mango, coconut, edamame, black beans and more. This colorful salad is a great dish for your next barbeque, potluck or picnic. It is also a healthy and satisfying, light meal all on its own.
I’ve come across many versions of California Quinoa Salad on the Internet this summer. I had to try it because it contains so many things that I love including, quinoa, mango, coconut and edamame.
I decided to add some black beans to my version because I love the combination of mangos with black beans. And, because my two 2-year old twin girls love black beans.
A Colorful, Protein Rich Salad
This California Quinoa Salad with Black Beans is rich in protein from the quinoa, edamame and black beans. And, with all the colorful fruits and veggies, it is a delicious, healthy meal all on its own. Its also a wonderful accompaniment to grilled entrees such as steak or chicken.
Great as a Side Dish or a Portable Lunch
This colorful California Quinoa Salad with Black Beans can be made ahead of time, keeps well in the refrigerator and is a great dish for a barbeque, potluck or picnic.
I also like to make a batch of this California Quinoa Salad with Black Beans for myself to enjoy for lunches during the week. I like to package the salad into individual portions and store in the refrigerator. Then I have healthy, delicious and portable lunches for myself all week, that I can toss in the cooler bag for trips to the beach, park or just to enjoy out on the deck.