Black Bean Quinoa Salad

May 21, 2020 | Nutrition

black bean quinoa salad

Are you looking for a fresh and nutritious meal for this spring and summer? Give this black bean quinoa salad a try: an easy recipe ready in less than 30 minutes!

Quinoa and beans are part of the foods that I only got interested in once I stopped eating meat. That was a mistake since they have so many benefits for our health.

Quinoa is one of the rare plants that possess all nine essentials amino acids that our bodies need and can’t produce on their own. Moreover, quinoa is a rich source of iron (essential for us women), of fiber (helps with digestion) and manganese (plays a role in bone and joint formation).

Black beans are also a good source of proteins and fiber but that’s not all. They’re also high in magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Sounds way better than taking supplements right?

Learn how to make this black bean quinoa salad in less than 30 minutes!

Health benefits

🌱  Rich in plant-based protein

🌱  Source of iron

🌱  Rich in fiber

Ingredients

For 2-3 servings

  • 200g quinoa
  • 150g black beans
  • 100g corn
  • 50g pickles
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt

Instructions

Step 1

Bring 400ml water to a boil. Rinse the quinoa and add it to the pan with a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes. Passed this time, remove from heat, cover, and let the quinoa rest for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Rinse the beans, chop the tomatoes, pickles, and dice the onion. Add everything in a mixing bowl along with the cooked and cooled quinoa.

Step 3

Mix everything and add olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.

Notes and variations

  • Refrigerated, the salad will last up to 4 days 

  • Try this recipe with red quinoa, kidney, or pinto beans!

black bean quinoa salad

If you make this bleack bean quinoa salad, make sure to tag me on Instagram @vlourish so I can see your re-creations!

Hey, I’m Virginia

I am passionate about health and wellness. After going through mental and physical health issues, I created 
vlourish
 to share my authentic journey to a healthy lifestyle.

My mission is to inspire women to live a wholesome life through nutrition, self-care, and hormonal balance.

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