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Curried Chicken, Black Bean & Mango Quinoa Salad Recipe Review

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I made this salad yesterday after coming across a recipe that was posted by a fitness blogger I follow. I wasn't planning to do another review so soon, but it's so tasty and different that I just had to share:

I made a few modifications and made some of the measurements more specific so I'd have an accurate nutritional profile to enter into my tracker. I used 12 ounces of cooked chicken breast, 2 cups of black beans (that I cooked up myself with some cumin seeds and a bit of salt), and 1 mango. I cooked the quinoa in 2 cups of chicken broth and squeezed the juice from 1 lemon over the whole thing. It had so much flavor that I ditched the olive oil, honey and most of the vinegar and ate it as is.

The result was really tasty and because I saved lots of calories by omitting the olive oil, I was able to split it into four generous portions of more than 2 cups each. I definitely recommend this as the weather starts warming up and it's great for lunch on the go when you don't have access to a microwave.

Here's a photo of one portion:

And my nutritional profile for two heaping cups:
441 calories
64 carbs
6 g fat
13 g fiber
35 g protein


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VALERIEMAHA 6/28/2013 7:26PM

    Lovin' the mix of tastes and textures here...and that you left out the EVOO entirely. As a vegetarian I'll simply sub 12 oz. of tofu! Living in Hawaii and South America, I became addicted to mangoes...thanks so much for a great summer salad idea.

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RUTHXG 6/15/2013 9:30PM

    I missed this earlier--so glad to learn of this recipe! It appears that we have similar taste. I'm definitely going to try this sometime this summer!

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KIMBERLY_Y 5/29/2013 2:51PM

    Sounds delicious. Will add it to my grocery list this week. emoticon

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KONRAD695 5/27/2013 11:11AM

    Wow!! That looks great. I know what's for lunch tomorrow. emoticon

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CELIAMINER 5/27/2013 10:17AM

    Tina, this looks fabulous! Thanks for the modification and the nutrient info!

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KANOE10 5/27/2013 10:04AM

    That looks yummy. Mangoes are starting to come into season here. I am going to try it. Good idea on cutting back on the oil.

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FITGIRL15 5/27/2013 1:47AM

    I love black beans!!!! This looks amazing!

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MYRTROSE 5/26/2013 10:58PM

    Not only does that look delicious, the serving size is huge!

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SANDICANE 5/26/2013 8:50PM

    Oh my goodness that looks FABULOUS!!!


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123ELAINE456 5/26/2013 7:27PM

  Looks Great. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RAINBOWMF 5/26/2013 5:51PM

    Must try this emoticon

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JAZZEJR 5/26/2013 4:36PM

    emoticon emoticon I'm going to try it tonight!

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-AMANDA79- 5/26/2013 3:37PM

    Wow! What a calorie bargain!

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SALLYKWITT 5/26/2013 3:23PM

    Looks great

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FELINEBETTER 5/26/2013 3:07PM

    This sounds great! I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for your "tweaking" suggestions!


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MERRY_XMAS 5/26/2013 2:54PM

    Seems delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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