Fresh and vibrant, this vegan gluten free mango edamame quinoa salad combines protein with fresh flavor. A great meal prep and potluck recipe!
recipe originally published June 16, 2011
Perfect summer potluck salad
When the weather is warm, all I want are light dishes and fresh flavors.
This mango edamame quinoa salad has these summer cravings covered. Brimming with several sources of protein, it can also be lunch or dinner!
We enjoy this salad often, any time of year. It is a bright and colorful favorite that is flavorful and filling. My favorite salty marcona almonds bring a great crunch, and that red onion blends perfectly with the sweet mango. Each time I make this I am in bliss over the zesty layers!
This really is the best potluck recipe. A great dish for a game day spread, a summer BBQ, even brunch. This one is also a great meal prep recipe - I make a big batch on meal prep days to enjoy all week long.
We love having this as an easy answer to lunch or dinner.
Nutritional benefits of this recipe
In addition to being flavorful and filling, Mango Quinoa Salad has all sorts of healthy goodness:
- high protein (beans, edamame, and quinoa)
- high fiber (beans, edamame, and quinoa)
- low glycemic (edamame and quinoa)
- cholesterol free
- rich in all nine amino acids (quinoa)
- rich in vitamins and minerals
- antioxidant rich (quercetin from onion)
- anti inflammatory
What is Sumac?
Sumac is a bright tangy spice, the ground berries from the Sumac shrub. Lemony is how sumac is often described - I agree, but the flavor is mild, less acidic than lemon. It just levels up all the flavors in this quinoa salad.
Sumac is great on avocado toast, my afternoon snack of apple slices, popcorn, and even cocktails!
Our cauliflower cashew confetti salad recipe also uses sumac. In this quinoa salad recipe, sumac is a great finishing flavor - amps up the bright factor!
Best Potluck Recipes
- Lemon Piccata Potato Salad
- Vegan Buffalo Wing Salad
- Sweet Vidalia Onion Salad
- Lemony Brussels and Kale Chiffonade
- Hearty Nourishing Greens Salad
- Cauliflower Cashew Confetti Salad
- Vegan Cranberry Chicken Salad
- Retro Jello Salad
- Hawaiian Mac Salad
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Mango Edamame Quinoa Salad
a great meal prep recipe and the best potluck recipe, this vegan gluten free salad brings protein and fresh flavor.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 ½ cups vegetable broth or water
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 ½ cups cooked edamame
- 1 large mango, peeled and diced
- ½ red onion, peeled and minced
- ½ cup marcona almonds
- 1 teaspoon ground sumac
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- Rinse the quinoa to remove the glycoside residue. This reduces the bitter taste.
- In medium size pot over high heat, bring the rinsed quinoa and broth to a rolling boil.
- Reduce to simmer, cover with a lid and leave it alone for at least 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prep the remaining ingredients. Drain beans, peel and slice mango and onion.
- Once quinoa is fully cooked and cooled a bit, transfer to large serving bowl or storage container with a lid. Add the beans, edamame, mango, onion, marcona almonds, sumac, and salt. Stir to combine completely.
- Store covered in refrigerator for up to one week.
dairy, egg, oil, and gluten free, vegan
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Serving Size:½ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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my new favorite salad! this time of year I used frozen stuff, but it still tastes fresh like summer!
I know, this is generally a summer salad so I can make it fresh, but it is still SO good even with the frozen, right? I do that in the winter too... happy you like it!
now this is a salad I can get on board with - I bet it DOES taste like summer!! thanks for a recipe, I can't wait to make this.
it is summertime here, and this salad looks like it will be a perfect lunch! gorgeous colors!
This recipe looks unbelievable, I'm gonna try it really soon.
I recently wrote an article on the health benefits of quinoa, check it out.
Michele @ Healthy Cultivations says
This salad looks WONDERFUL... even better than something I'd pay $8.99 per pound for at WF. 🙂
oh, wow, Michele, now THAT is a compliment - thank you! 😀