Satisfying Quinoa and Black Bean Salad



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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Start by rinsing the quinoa thoroughly under cold water.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, diced red bell pepper, corn kernels, chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro.
  4. 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.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Serve chilled as a side dish or as a light and refreshing main course. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4-6

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):

Calories: 320

Protein: 10g

Carbohydrates: 50g

Dietary Fiber: 8g

Sugars: 4g

Fat: 10g

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!

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