Quinoa Mango Salad: Quick, Simple, Delicious.

A light and refreshing protein rich salad That's oil free, gluten free, and vegan! Perfect for meal preps, picnics and gatherings.

Quinoa Mango Salad Recipe

This is a super easy and refreshing salad, perfect for meal preps, picnics, parties, or just as a simple and nutritious meal. If you love lime, you'll love this refreshing and colorful summer salad that's great for a quick lunch or a light dinner.

This recipe features a mix of fresh ingredients including ripe mango, tomato, red onion, and protein-rich quinoa. Plus, a simple dressing of lime, salt, and black pepper ties everything together for a burst of flavor in every bite.

Ingredients on top of wood cutting board.

Quinoa Mango Salad Shopping List

  • Quinoa
  • Mango (can sub for avocado)
  • Red Onion
  • Tomato
  • Cilantro
  • Limes
  • Salt + Pepper

How to Make Quinoa Mango Salad

Let us first begin by stating - Fresh Limes ALWAYS! The most work you will ever do in "quick and simple" recipes is chopping, so while you're at it, just slice a few limes in half and give them a squeeze. There is a difference in flavor and you will notice. Treat yourself, and get that fresh stuff!

Quinoa Mango Salad FAQ

Can this recipe be made in advance? Yes! This is a perfect meal to make ahead and keep in the fridge for lunches and dinners throughout the week. We love to enjoy this as a side or main dish, and it keeps in the fridge for a while!

Do I need to use mango? Nope! We understand many people don't enjoy sweet fruit in their salad or savory dishes, feel free to sub for avocado, or any other veggie of your liking.

How can I get more plant-based protein? Feel free to add beans or tofu for a more protein rich salad.

How to Serve

Serve this in a bowl, or for a more elevated presentation, stuff an avocado or tomato!

Quinoa Mango Salad

A light and refreshing protein rich salad that's oil free, gluten free, and vegan! Perfect for meal preps, picnics and gatherings.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Cooling Time30 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Peruvian
Keyword: peruvian salad, quinoa mango, quinoa salad, vegan protein salad
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup Quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 Mango sub for Avocado if you're not into salty-n-sweet
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 3-4 Limes
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions.
    Once cooked- refrigerate and let cool.
  • Dice mango, tomato, onion and chop cilantro.
    Ingredients on top of wood cutting board.
  • Once quinoa has cooled, mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper and lime.
    Refrigerate until cold. This also helps the flavors combine.


It's important that you let the quinoa fully cool to room temp, otherwise the other ingredients will soften. 
besitos, J & R

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