quinoa and black bean salad

15 Jun

I continue my current salad obsession with this quinoa and black bean version.  And apparently I am having an obsession with cilantro, lime and cumin, since these are the main flavors (just like the chicken chili I made last night).

Looking for more quinoa recipes?  Check out my other posts:  Southwestern Chipotle Quinoa Salad and Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • zest and juice from 3 limes
  • 1 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 red or orange pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • diced jalapeno to taste (i used 1/4 of a pepper)
  • one handful cilantro, chopped

In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil.  Add quinoa and salt, cover and reduce heat.  Cook for 15 minutes (until all liquid is absorbed).  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.  Add quinoa and stir to combine.

1/2 cup=3 WWpts+

Adapted from Kitchen Parade


Posted by on June 15, 2011 in points plus, salads, vegetarian


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2 responses to “quinoa and black bean salad

  1. Marc

    June 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    This is delicious. The corn quinoa combo is a hit.

  2. Tammy Arnold

    June 20, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I have tried this and it is amazing! This is healthy and delicious! Thank you for sharing this Kelly. 🙂


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