Skinnytaste’s Southwest Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley

PhotobucketSkinnytaste has done it again! This time, she has found a delicious way to fit quinoa into your everyday diet.

Skinnytaste’s Southwest Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley took about an hour preptime between cooking the quinoa, chopping the veggies and mangoes, however, all that work offered a dish that lasted in my fridge all week, which I ate every day for lunch. I made this dish on Monday, stored it in an airtight container and by Friday it still tasted as appetizing as the first day.

This medley would make a delicious side dish to any entrée and since makes such a large amount, it would make a wonderfully colorful addition to any potluck.  Skinnytaste’s  Southwest Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley will be my new staple side dish for all our cook-outs this summer.  I look forward to sharing it with our friends and family!

For this dish, I used the Goya Quinoa, which is organic but it didn’t have that same weird, strong grassy smell that the Archer Farms Quinoa produced.  Don’t get me wrong. Quinoa smells.  The Goya brand just smells less.

To make Skinnytaste’s  Southwest Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley, I used a ½ cup uncooked quinoa to produce the 1 cup necessary for the recipe.  I also used my own chili powder mixture and since honey mango was on sale this week at Publix for $1 each, I added two honey mango for the 1 cup mango.

Find the full Skinnytaste’s  Southwest Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley recipe here at

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From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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    • Denise says:

      I do love me some Skinnytaste, but there have been a few that didn’t quite hit the mark. I revamped them and share the recipes here. This one was PERFECT! I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Kelly Wade says:

    Yum! My mom has made me a few dishes with quinoa and they were all really good but I think I need to try making one myself so I can learn how to cook it right and everything. This mexican twist looks pretty good!

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