red quinoa and black bean salad

7 Mar

i wanted to take over a side dish to my moms the other night and have had this recipe bookmarked for awhile now.   it came out really good!  really light and fresh and tasty and best of all its really healthy!


  • 5 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 whole Garlic Clove, Finely Mined
  • ¼ cups Finely Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin, Or To Taste
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste


  • 1-½ cup Red Quinoa (found it at trader joes)
  • 1 Tablespoon Table Salt, Add When Boiling Quinoa
  • 1 can (14 Oz. Can) Black Beans, Drained, Rinsed
  • 1 can Corn Kernels drained
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Colored Sweet Bell Peppers
  • 1 whole Jalapeño Chilies, Seeded And Minced (i used two)
  • ¼ cups Finely Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • ¼ cups Finely Chopped Green Onions

Preparation Instructions

For the dressing:
In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, salt, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, and cumin and add oil in a stream, whisking. Add pepper to taste. Set aside.

For the salad:
cook quinoa according to package directions.  cool.
Combine in a large mixing bowl the beans, corn, remaining vegetables, herbs, and cooled quinoa. Toss gently with the dressing. Can be prepared a day ahead for flavors to combine. Serve at room temperature.


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