Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Salad


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Nutritional Info
  • 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

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Submitted by: LJWW42


This 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.
Number of Servings: 6


    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


Makes 6 servings

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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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make black bean and corn salad very often, and my hubby and I love quinoa. I didn't think to add them together! YUM! Thanks for the great idea! - 8/5/09

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  • This is going to be great for the long hot summer ahead - 4/23/12

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  • YUM. This is good liven and clean eating at its finest. Will make again. - 2/2/11

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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.

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  • 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

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds great weve been trying to find a good quinoa recipe! - 7/6/09

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