Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for “Fifth of May”, is an annual celebration many look forward to! Traditionally, it was observed to commemorate the Mexican’s army victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Celebrated more so in the United States than Mexico, Cinco De Mayo has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

Let’s continue to honor this day and our Mexican friends, family and co-workers with a special treat!

Mango, Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Serves 6
Serving Size: ¾ cup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1½ cups chopped, peeled ripe mango
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh salsa
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (approximately 1 lime)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently.
  2. Serve immediately, or chill until serving.

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Serving Size: ¾ cup
  • Vegetables: ⅓ cup
  • Fruits: ¼ cup
  • Calories: 168 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 25 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Sodium: 200 mg

Written By

Dee Furlough, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDee FurloughArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Dee Email Dee N.C. Cooperative Extension, Tyrrell County Center
Posted on May 3, 2021
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