Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


This healthy Black Bean Quinoa Salad recipe is delicious hot or cold! It makes for a great main dish for a vegetarian dinner or as a complementary side dish. It is also gluten free made with your own homemade dressing!



For the Quinoa Mixture

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinse or 1½ cups cooked homemade black beans
  • 1½ cups corn, cooked
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped

For the Dressing

  • 1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Bring water to a boil. Then stir in the quinoa. Return to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  2. Whisk the vinegar and oil together in a small bowl while the quinoa is cooking. After combined, add lime juice, salt, and cumin and blend.
  3. Add quinoa to a serving bowl, then add in beans, corn, bell pepper, and cilantro.
  4. Combine the vinaigrette dressing with the mixture and stir until all is coated.
  5. Serve warm or cold!


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 603mg
  • Fat: 20.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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