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Healthy and Quick Black Bean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa Salad Is Healthy but Full of Satisfying Flavor

If I find myself with a free Sunday night, I like to prepare some meals for the week. Basically I'll pick one dish, be it a soup or salad, that I can bring to work for lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Since I'm continuing with my ongoing efforts to eat healthy, last Sunday I threw together a hearty and filling black bean and quinoa salad.

This flavorful, slightly spicy salad is packed with vegetables. It's seasoned with a sherry vinegar, soy, and lime vinaigrette. It proved to be a satisfying midday meal, but it would also make an excellent side dish to fish or chicken. Check out the protein-rich recipe when you

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Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Healthy and Quick Black Bean Quinoa Salad Recipe 2010-01-13 16:30:49

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  2. salt
  3. 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  6. 1 chipotle in adobo, minced
  7. 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  9. 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  10. 1 small red onion, finely diced
  11. 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  12. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan and simmer the quinoa over low heat until the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Spread the quinoa on a plate and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice and chipotle. Add the olive oil in a thin stream, whisking until blended. Add the black beans, quinoa, scallions, red onion, yellow pepper and cilantro. Season with salt, toss to combine and serve.

Serves 8.

Make Ahead: the black bean–and–quinoa salad can be refrigerated overnight.


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elfelia elfelia 7 years
I made this last night. It was super easy and tasty.
muddikat muddikat 7 years
love quinoa ! fills me up and keeps me satisfied!
siúcra-gaelach siúcra-gaelach 7 years
instead of soy sauce, you can use bragg's amino acids. you don't need more than a 1/2 tablespoon though - it is very powerful! it tastes more potent to me than soy sauce, so i use less.
Enchanting Enchanting 7 years
Jup, proteins give the most saturation. That's why it's so satisfying. (And thats why I like it so much).
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Oh yay! I'd love to get away from sandwiches every day for lunch. I haven't cooked with quinoa in a while, which is a shame. Maybe I'll make this this weekend, for next week's lunch...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Nice recipe.
Fitness Fitness 7 years
Can't way to try this. I love quinoa too.
girlA girlA 7 years
Looks great! I love quinoa!
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