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 christinavt

Makes 7 servings



From Health-e-Weight Newsletter, December 2008. quinoa, black beans, red wine vinegar, cooked corn, green peppers, cilantro, lime juice, salt, cumin, olive oil cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans with salt, drained and rinsed (16315)
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (117882)
1 1/2 cups cooked corn (11179)
3/4 cup finely chopped green peppers
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/3 cup (fresh) lime juice
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 teaspoons of cumin
1/4 cup of olive oil

Recipe Directions for Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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

  2. In a saucepan bring 3 cups of water to a boil, add quinoa and turn heat down to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

  3. While quinoa is cooking, in a small bowl, toss beans with vinegar and salt and pepper. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and cool. Add beans, corn, bell peppers, and cilantro and toss well.

  4. Make dressing: In a bowl, whisk together lime juice, salt, and cumin and add oil in a stream while whisking. 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

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 142.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
286
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
257mg
11%
Potassium
459mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
40.6g
14%
Dietary Fiber
6.8g
27%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
9.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 3% Iron 16%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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