Satisfying Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Imagine a warm summer day, and you’re craving a wholesome, satisfying meal that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. Look no further than our Satisfying Quinoa and Black Bean Salad recipe! This delightful dish is a harmony of flavors and textures that will leave you feeling full and happy.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by rinsing the quinoa thoroughly under cold water.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let it cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, diced red bell pepper, corn kernels, chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour this dressing over the salad ingredients and toss everything together until well combined.
- Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve chilled as a side dish or as a light and refreshing main course. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Our Satisfying Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is a perfect blend of protein-rich quinoa, fiber-packed black beans, and fresh veggies, all brought together with a zesty lime-cumin dressing. This salad is not only delicious but also a great source of nutrients. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a wholesome weeknight dinner.
Nutrition Information (per serving):
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Picture yourself savoring each bite of this vibrant and flavorful salad. It’s not just a meal; it’s a culinary experience that will satisfy your taste buds and keep you coming back for more. Whether you’re a quinoa enthusiast or just looking for a healthier option, our Satisfying Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is the perfect choice. Try it today and discover a new favorite recipe that will make your Pinterest followers drool with envy!