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Red Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado

This quinoa salad is easy to put together and is so hearty in nutrients that it makes a great filling meal. This quinoa salad is a great side or main dish salad. It is served cold.

Not sure if you’re ready to try quinoa as an ingredient? Check out these nutritional facts. They will likely persuade you to give this nutritional power food a chance!

Quinoa Nutritional Facts

  1. Quinoa has 2xs the amount of dietary fiber as white rice.
  2. Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids.
  3. Quinoa has 4xs the amount of iron preserving than brown rice.
  4. Quinoa has 8 grams of protein.

Red Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cooked red quinoa (cooked in chicken broth for added flavor)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans, drained
  • 2 cups of corn1 avocado chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sea salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa with broth according to directions on the package and allow to fully cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the beans, corn, tomatoes and onion.
  3. Add oil & vinegar. Gently mix.
  4. Add cooled quinoa.
  5. Carefully toss in the avocado and cilantro.
  6. Season as need with salt, pepper and lime.

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A quinoa salad is a power food dish. It’s filled with nutrients that are filling and healthy for you system. Traditional quinoa can be used in lieu of the red if needed. Regardless, this quinoa salad is delicious!

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14 comments

  1. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? 4 August, 2014 at 14:13 Reply

    I literally just made myself this same salad. I was trying to clean out the fridge and had almost all of these ingredients. I used lime instead of vinegar and no onions. It’s amazing. Oh, and added avocado. Okay, so maybe not exactly the same, but YUM!

  2. Marina 12 December, 2015 at 19:56 Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe. As a vegan for many years I haven’t found a comlcreiamly made soy yoghurt that was tasty, low in sugar and with mostly natural ingredients. I made your recipe last night, added a cup of frozen raspberries and substituted the maple syrup for agave syrup and result oh wow! Fabulous and adding LSA (linseed, Sunflower and Almond) ground mix to mine as it’s another added boost for fibre. I’m sharing this with friends.

  3. Tracy 17 February, 2017 at 09:42 Reply

    For some reason the recipe isn’t showing up for me. I’ve made this many times and love it, but don’t know the recipe by heart. I wanted to make it tonight for some guests but can’t seem to find the actual recipe

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