Tangy Quinoa Black Bean Salad With Avocado and Cumin-Lime Dressing

by Phoebe Green
Tangy Quinoa Black Bean Salad With Avocado and Cumin-Lime Dressing

This tangy quinoa black bean salad recipe is perfect for a side salad before lunch and dinner with your entree. Although you should only have 1/2 cup of serving each of quinoa and black beans, this quinoa black bean salad shouldn’t be your main meal but a side dish.

If you want to eat this salad for light lunch, not dinner, then omit the avocado.

Tangy Quinoa Black Bean Salad With Avocado and Cumin-Lime Dressing

Tangy Quinoa Black Bean Salad With Avocado and Cumin-Lime Dressing

Phoebe Green
If you love quinoa salads like me, you'll love this tangy quinoa black bean salad with avocado and cumin-lime dressing. This salad is very easy to make, which I know you'll like!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 700 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ¾ cup water
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium avocado chopped into wedges
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes divided into 4 equal parts
  • ½ medium red onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped into chunks
  • 1 handful cilantro diced

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 dash salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat a bit of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the rinsed quinoa and toast for about 2 to 3 minutes until it starts smelling a nutty flavour.
  • Add water and stir once, cover it with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, make all the other ingredients., Prepare its dressing by mixing the lime juice, oil, cumin, and salt. This will serve as a good taste filler. Adjust seasoning when required.
  • When the quinoa is properly cooked, remove it from heat and fluff it with a fork. Add the rinsed black beans and toss to warm them through.
  • Cool the quinoa for about 5 minutes and then add all the remaining ingredients, including the dressing, and mix it. Adjust seasoning if required.

Nutrition

Calories: 700kcalCarbohydrates: 104gProtein: 31gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 2212mgFiber: 24gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1199IUVitamin C: 54mgCalcium: 177mgIron: 8mg
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