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Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 186.36kcal
Author: Sarah Holt
This Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is filled with fresh ingredients and topped with a delicious cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Make this for your next outdoor gathering or summer party.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ¼ cup scallions (green onions) chopped

Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the cooked quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, avocado and scallions.
  • In a smaller bowl or jar, mix together the vinaigrette ingredients.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the salad ingredients and toss everything to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

  • This quinoa black bean salad will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days if stored in an airtight container. Feel free to freshen it up with additional herbs or more fresh lime juice before enjoying it again. I do not recommend freezing this recipe.
  • Prepare your own quinoa at home rather than buying pre-made. It is healthier and only takes 15 minutes.
  • Make a double batch so you can enjoy it all week.
  • Use fresh veggies and fresh herbs over canned, frozen or dried. This makes for a tastier salad.
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 Serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
186.36
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11.81
g
18
%
Sodium
 
298.18
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
254.33
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
17.96
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3.93
g
16
%
Sugar
 
0.93
g
1
%
Protein
 
3.65
g
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vitamin A
 
87.43
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
5.42
mg
7
%

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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