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Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

An easy and simply delicious salad.















1 ½ cups quinoa
1 ½ cups black beans
cooked, rinsed if canned
1 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 ½ cups corn
¾ cup green bell peppers
2 jalapeño pepper
pickled, seeded and minced
¼ cup cilantro
freshly chopped
5 tablespoons lime juice
1 ½ teaspoons cumin
ground, or more or less to taste
½ teaspoon salt
or to taste
¼ cup olive oil, extra-virgin
or up to 1/3 cup


In a bowl wash quinoa in at least 5 changes cold water, rubbing grains and letting them settle before pouring off most of water, until water runs clear and drain in a large fine sieve.

In a saucepan of salted boiling water cook quinoa 10 minutes.

Drain quinoa in sieve and rinse under cold water.

Set sieve over a saucepan of boiling water (quinoa should not touch water) and steam quinoa, covered with a kitchen towel and lid, until fluffy and dry, about 10 minutes (check water level in kettle occasionally, adding water if necessary).

While quinoa is cooking, in a small bowl toss beans with vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and cool. Add beans, corn, bell pepper, jalapeños, and coriander and toss well.

To Make dressing:

In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, salt, and cumin and add oil in a stream, whisking.

Drizzle dressing over salad and toss well with salt and pepper to taste.

Salad may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring salad to room temperature before serving.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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quinoa, blackbeans, cilantro and cumin, delicious.

about 11 years ago


Another must try

over 6 years ago

Can you freeze this for later?

over 1 year ago

I haven't tried yet. So not sure whether or not freezing would impact the texture or the flavor.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 169g (6.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33733% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 31%
Sugars g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 5% Iron 31%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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