Quinoa and black bean salad

This is an easy, refreshing, nutritious and colourful salad. 


2 cups cooked quinoa (from 2/3 cup dry–click here for cooking instructions)

1 cup cooked black beans (rinsed if canned)

1 cup cooked corn kernels

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

3/4 cup chopped tomatoes

2 scallions, chopped

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

juice of one lime (about 1/4 cup)

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cumin


In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the quinoa, beans, corn, vegetables and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, oil, salt and cumin. Pour the lime mixture over the quinoa mixture and stir to coat. Makes 5 cups.

Nutrition (per 1/5th of the recipe or 1 cup):

  • Calories: 215
  • Carbs: 31 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g
  • Fat: 7.6 g
  • Fibre: 6 g
  • Iron: 2.1 g (7% DV)
  • Vitamin C: 22 mg (37% DV)
  • Folate: 114 mcg (29% DV)
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I hold a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. As you can imagine, food is a pretty big part of my life. However, I also enjoy painting, muay thai (yes I can throw a punch), yoga, writing, and am a certified personal trainer.

Posted on August 9, 2012, in dairy-free, gluten-free, Recipes, salads, vegan and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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