Mouthwatering Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad

by Phoebe Green
Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad

One downfall to quinoa is that it is bland! Sure, it’s good for me, but who cares if I’m not going to eat it? My kids eat it with a bit of honey drizzled on top, but I need a little more oomph to tempt my taste buds. Thus I found a more flavorful way to enjoy this little wonder-seed: Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad.

Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Mouthwatering Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Phoebe GreenPhoebe Green
Love quinoa salad so much? Here's a new recipe to try this delicious recipe for Southwestern quinoa black bean salad.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 959 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup black beans cooked
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 4 sprigs green onions finely chopped
  • 1 medium lime
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Cook quinoa as directed. It looks like this when done:
  • Cut lime and squeeze all the juice into a small bowl.
  • Add honey and olive oil to the lime juice and stir together until well mixed.
  • Pour liquid over the quinoa and add the beans, chopped onion, and pepper. Stir together, salt to taste, and there you go.


Calories: 959kcalCarbohydrates: 150gProtein: 34gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gSodium: 38mgPotassium: 2170mgFiber: 24gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 2282IUVitamin C: 91mgCalcium: 195mgIron: 10mg

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