- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 193.9
- Total Fat: 7.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 13.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 36.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
- Protein: 8.6 g
Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn SaladSubmitted by: LJWW42
IntroductionThis is a great salad for a summer potluck or cookout. Proteins from the beans and quinoa also make this a bright summer lunch. This is a great salad for a summer potluck or cookout. Proteins from the beans and quinoa also make this a bright summer lunch.
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups frozen sweet corn
1 - 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
4 green onions, sliced, using as much greens as possible
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 limes, juiced
2 Tablespoons ground cumin
1-2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
Rinse quinoa until water is clear. Cook, uncovered, in 1 1/2 cups water until water is absorbed and seed is tender. Set aside to cool while preparing rest of salad.
In a large bowl, combine the frozen corn, black bean, chopped red pepper, chopped cherry tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing.
Add the quinoa and dressing to the large bowl and toss to combine.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LJWW42.
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What is quinoa? - 1/23/11
Reply from LJWW42 (6/1/11)
Quinoa is a very small pearl like grain. It's higher in protein than a lot of grains.
Followed your recipe as best I could, was missing two ingredients, but it still came out delicious. Mine was a bit heavy on the black beans,. The dressing was wonderful against the sweetness of the corn.
I think I can even get my youngest to eat quinoa this way, Thanks! - 6/20/10