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Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

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

Description

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!


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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!


Nutrition

  • 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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