Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is really easy to make. There were no leftovers! What a great combination of flavors and textures. Serve with tortilla chips on the side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the quinoa in the water. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, lime juice, cumin, coriander, cilantro and scallions.
  3. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, bell peppers and chilies.
  4. Add the cooled quinoa.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve cold.


Most Helpful

Loved it. Used a can of drained diced tomatoes, but otherwise following the directions exactly.

jane49423 December 03, 2010

So easy and good to make. I used canned tomatoes and rotel but am excited to make this with fresh tomatoes, I'm sure it will be even better! We also made burritos out of this; put the salad in with some cheese (warm it up in the microwave or eat it cold - great both ways!) and add some sour cream. Very good!

run for your life June 11, 2010

I didn't have scallions, so I used some chopped red onion. I added a little extra cumin and a dash of chili powder. This is excellent over baby spinach or as a dip with tortilla chips. Use it as a salsa in a wrap etc. DELICIOUS! Just don't try to eat it right away or you will be very disappointed. This needs several hours in the fridge for the flavors to meld & build. Definitely use FRESh ripe tomatoes and hot peppers! Canned=blech!

MDMama April 28, 2010

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