Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Fast,super healthy, delicious. This is great as a side dish or a main meal. I take this for lunch for work all the time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. To make the dressing, combine lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro or parsley, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. 2. Boil the water in a small saucepan and add corn; reduce heat and simmer until corn is tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  3. 3. Return cooking liquid to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Add quinoa and cumin; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Remove quinoa from heat and set aside 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a salad bowl; cool slightly. Add corn, black beans, tomato, and onion to quinoa. Toss with dressing and chill.
Most Helpful

As promised, this is a delicous, healthy, and quick meal. I toasted the quinoa first, to remove the bitter taste, and then followed the recipe along. These flavours work so well together - the only thing I plan to add is a chopped jalapeno, for a little bit of kick. Thanks for posting! Made for Spring PAC 2010 - you were adopted!

Katzen April 11, 2010

Quick, simple and delicious. Can make a large batch ahead of time and enjoy it later. I like a little kick to my food, so I threw in a diced jalapeño. Curbed my "Mexican food" craving without too many calories.

Christian M. November 20, 2013