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Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

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  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Salads, Vegetarian


  • 1 cup (170 g) uncooked quinoa or 3 cups (555 g) cooked
  • 2 cups (480 ml) water
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained
  • 1 (15.25 oz) sweet corn, drained
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 medium sized avocados, chopped
  • ½ cup (120 ml) olive oil
  • Juice of one lime (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse uncooked quinoa under cold water for a few minutes if it has not been pre-washed already. Place it in a medium pot and add the water. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat, then lower the heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid has evaporated. Uncover, stir and set aside to let it cool completely.
  2. Once the quinoa is cool, place it in a large bowl and add the black beans, corn, red bell pepper, cilantro and avocados. Mix well.
  3. Place the last 5 ingredients in a small bowl to make the dressing and whisk well. Pour it into the quinoa salad, toss well, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.