Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the new magazine, Clean Eating. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and rinse quinoa. In a saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin and red pepper flakes.
  3. Combine cooled quinoa, beans, tomatoes, and onions in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss in cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

This is a great light salad recipe and very flexible with what you can put in. I use 3/4 cup quinoa (cooked with veg broth) as otherwise I think it needs more dressing. I also use 1 diced jalapeno instead of the pepper flakes (much better!) - you could use other kinds of pepper depending on the level of heat you want. I typically add some diced red bell pepper and corn and if it's going to be eaten within a day I add a diced avocado. Yummy and healthy!

Dre S November 16, 2012

Very easy to put together. Can't believe there's not meat in this dish! Followed the recipe and in addition added some yellow peppers.

david_vollmers July 10, 2012

A very tasty salad. I'm really glad that I chose this recipe for my first attempt at quinoa. Thank you for posting.

Out of the Blue September 15, 2009