black bean quinoa salad

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

May 21, 2020 | Nutrition

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!

Hey, I’m Virginia

Born in Switzerland with Spanish roots, I am passionate about health, nutrition and personal development.

My purpose is to help women live a wholesome lifestyle and become the best version of themselves.

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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

Nutrition

  • Carbs 73% 73%
  • Proteins 15% 15%
  • Fats 13% 13%

✨High quality protein ✨Source of iron ✨ Rich in fiber

black bean quinoa salad

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!

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

Born in Switzerland with Spanish roots, I am passionate about health, nutrition and personal development.

My purpose is to help women live a wholesome lifestyle and become the best version of themselves.

Learn more