Quinoa Salad With Chicken and Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Quinoa is native to South America; in this recipe it is paired with other native produce - corn and black beans. Recipe is from Canadian Living.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook garlic and paprika, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in quinoa and add water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains and quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; saute chicken, cumin, ground coriander, salt, pepper and cayenne until browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add green onions, tomatoes, red pepper, black beans and corn; cook over medium heat, stirring, until red pepper is tender-crisp and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to large bowl. Add quinoa, cilantro and lime juice; toss to combine.
Most Helpful

Fabulous! This made a fantastic lunch and I froze the rest in portions to take to work. I wasn't sure if the amount of spices would be too much, but it was spot on. Made for Went to the Market tag game. Thanks Deantini! :)

Nif January 21, 2012

Wasn't sure about this but I'm so happy I made it!!! The whole family loved it!

Tammy R. November 03, 2014

This was a very unique salad for us. I had never had Quinoa before but I think I like it. Loved the combination of spices although I cut back on the Cilantro, personal preference. Thanks for sharing.

~Nimz~ February 09, 2014