Fresh Summer Quinoa Salad with Mangoes

Ready in under 30 minutes, this simple and light summer quinoa salad is bursting with the fresh flavors of mango, spinach, almond, and cranberry!

The perfect summer quinoa salad stuffed with mangos, spinach, almonds, and cranberries. |

You guys are probably sick of this… I know, I know it’s another cold summer quinoa salad. But seriously, this one is SO good. <—- I say that every time, right?! I actually made this two days in a row because I loved it so much. There is just something wonderful about mango in salad and I cannot get enough.

Plus the health benefits of quinoa are endless. Seriously this stuff is GOOD and good for you.

Everything you need to make this simple summer quinoa salad! |

This salad is super simple and it comes together in a flash. Cook some quinoa – I used red quinoa from Trader Joe’s. While the quinoa is cooking, prep your other ingredients; chop some spinach, slices those green onions, and chop up a mango. THAT’S IT. Easy-peasy.

Summer Quinoa Salad with Mango and Spinach |

Mix it all together and toss it with a 3-ingredient dressing. Yep, just 3 ingredients. You’re welcome.

A cool summer salad - fresh mangoes, spinach, quinoa, almonds, and cranberries. |

Are you with me and this whole quinoa salad thing? What do you add to your summer quinoa salad that I’m missing?? Tell me!

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Fresh Summer Quinoa Salad with Mangoes

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 as a side 1x


  • 1/2 cup red quinoa, uncooked and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large mango
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 green onions

For the dressing:

  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine the quinoa and water in a small pot on the stove. Bring to a bowl, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare your other ingredients: chop the mango, roughly the chop spinach, and slice the green onions.
  3. Add all dressing ingredients to a small jar and vigorously shake to combine.
  4. When the quinoa is done and cooled (you can rinse the cooked quinoa to bring the temp down), combine all ingredients in a bowl, cover with dressing, and toss to combine.

I’m diving headfirst into that bowl!

The perfect summer quinoa salad stuffed with mangos, spinach, almonds, and cranberries. |

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The perfect summer quinoa salad studded with mangos, spinach, almonds, and cranberries. |


16 thoughts on “Fresh Summer Quinoa Salad with Mangoes

  1. Beverley @ Born to Sweat

    the best part about this is DEFINITELY the slivered almonds. mmm, those plus cranberries literally MAKE any salad. and don’t stop with the cold quinoa salads!! they’re so versatile and healthy, i can’t get enough

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    So good, so good! Love the crunch of almond too…and I am SO mango obsessed <3

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Thanks Rebecca! There is something that is just so good about that mango!!

  3. Corrine

    I’ve had to pace myself with the number of grain salads I’ve been posting this summer. I can’t get enough! Love the mango in this, sounds amazing!

  4. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Ooh, what great flavor combos! I love the lime in the salad dressing too- I can imagine that goes really well with the mango. Yum!

  5. Jamie @ Dishing Out Health

    I will never grow tired of cold summer quinoa salads! I LOVE the combination of fruit with other veggies and nuts, too. Another beauty, Ellie!

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