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Quinoa Black Bean Salad


  • C. dry quinoa
  • 1 C. water
  • 4 t. fresh lime juice, or more to taste
  • ¼ t. ground cumin
  • ¼ t. ground coriander
  • 1 T. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 T. minced scallions
  • 1-½ C. cooked black beans, (one 15-oz. can), or more to taste
  • 2 C. diced tomatoes, (one 24-oz. can, drained and diced)
  • 1 C. diced red bell pepper
  • 2 t. minced fresh (or canned) green chiles
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Rinse quinoa. Boil the water, add quinoa, cover, and simmer about 10-15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed. Cool 15 minutes.

Combine lime juice, cumin, coriander, cilantro, and scallions. Stir in beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and chiles. Add cooled quinoa, salt and pepper to taste.


This is excellent and extremely easy and quick to make, if you use canned black beans or make them in advance. It has a light, summery feel, although it tasted great made with canned tomatoes. It serves 2 as a substantial dish, or 4 as a side. I'd make a double recipe in order to have enough for leftovers!


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