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Quinoa, mango, and black bean salad in a white bowl
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Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa and black beans are the perfect satisfying foods.
But if you have a leaky gut, their digestive enzyme inhibitors may disrupt your gut integrity when you grind them or chew them and keep you from absorbing all the nutrients in the other foods you consume.
So soak them and add anti-nutrient busters to make them more digestible.
Then add some fresh ingredients and yummy salad dressing, and you’re good to go. You’ll be licking your lips at every bite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking Time1 d
Total Time1 d 45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: black beans, quinoa, red bell pepper
Servings: 6
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Naïby


Quinoa salad

  • 1 ½ cup quinoa cooked from 1 cup uncooked
  • 1 ½ black beans cooked from 1 cup uncooked
  • 1 cup mango diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup cucumber diced
  • ¼ cup red onions diced
  • ½ cup cilantro minced
  • Salt to taste


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic crushed
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch salt


  • In a large salad bowl, combine all the ingredients of the quinoa salad, except the cilantro, and toss well. Set aside.
  • Make the salad dressing: in a small bowl, put all the ingredients and mix well. Pour over the quinoa salad and mix well. Add the cilantro and mix well.
  • Serve immediately.


Kept in the refrigerator in a tight container, this quinoa salad will keep up to three days.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1195IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg
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