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Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa and Black Bean Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jenla

Makes 4 servings



The secret of the success of this salad is the steaming of the quinoa. (The tradional cooking method for quinoa, boiling it in a measured amount of water, does not produce the light, fluffy texture that works so well in a salad.) This dish provides a complete protein and can stand alone as a luncheon or light supper entrée. Serves 4 to 6 as an entrée or 8 as a side dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

0.33 cups quinoa
3/4 cups cooked black beans,
3/4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3/4 cups cooked corn
1 jalapeño peppers
1/4 cup coriander
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoons olive oil

Recipe Directions for Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

  1. In a bowl wash quinoa in at least 5 changes cold water, rubbing grains and letting them settle before pouring off most of water, until water runs clear and drain in a large fine sieve.

  2. In a saucepan of salted boiling water cook quinoa 10 minutes. Drain quinoa in sieve and rinse under cold water. Set sieve over a saucepan of boiling water (quinoa should not touch water) and steam quinoa, covered with a kitchen towel and lid, until fluffy and dry, about

  3. 10 minutes (check water level in kettle occasionally, adding water if necessary).

  4. While quinoa is cooking, in a small bowl toss beans with vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and cool. Add beans, corn, bell pepper, jalapeños, and coriander and toss well.

  6. Make dressing:

  7. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, salt, and cumin and add oil in a stream, whisking.

  8. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss well with salt and pepper to taste. Salad may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring salad to room temperature before serving.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 103.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
237
Calories from Fat
47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.2g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
590mg
25%
Potassium
734mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
38.6g
13%
Dietary Fiber
7.5g
30%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
10.9g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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