Spicy Quinoa, and Black Bean Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by parkerlm

Makes 6 servings



Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Quinoa, and Black Bean Salad

1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 Salt to taste
1 small red onion, finely minced (optional)
1 cup corn
1 jalapeņo or serrano peppers (to taste), seeded if desired and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus several sprigs for garnish
16 ounce can black beans
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Spicy Quinoa, and Black Bean Salad

  1. . Place the quinoa in a bowl, and cover with cold water. Let sit for five minutes. Drain through a strainer, and rinse until the water runs clear. Bring the 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add salt (1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon) and the quinoa. Bring back to a boil, and reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and translucent; each grain should have a little thread. Drain off the water in the pan through a strainer, and return the quinoa to the pan. Cover the pan with a clean dishtowel, replace the lid and allow to sit for 10 minutes. If making for the freezer, uncover and allow to cool, then place in plastic bags. Flatten the bags and seal.

  2. Meanwhile, dice everything else and mix everything together

  3. Toss together, and taste and adjust seasonings. Serve garnished with cilantro sprigs.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 274.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
214
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
516mg
22%
Potassium
553mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
38.2g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6.5g
26%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
9.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 11%
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
  • High in dietary fiber
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