Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Jan Scott February 5, 2018
Black Bean Quinoa Salad

This salad combines two foods packed with fibre and protein (black beans & quinoa)—a perfect pairing for a satisfying meal.

You’ll Need

  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • ½ cup (125mL) quinoa
  • 1 can (540 mL/19oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) corn niblets (fresh, frozen or canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded carrot
  • 2 green onions, sliced fine
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ½ tsp (2mL) black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne or dash of hot sauce (optional)

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan.
  • 2
    Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Turn the heat off and let it stand for 4 minutes.
  • 4
    Rinse the black beans and drain well.
  • 5
    Prepare the salad mixings in separate small bowls (this can be done the night before).
  • 6
    In a small bowl mix the dressing ingredients until blended.
  • 7
    Combine desired salad mixings with black beans and quinoa.
  • 8
    Serve with dressing.

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