Lighter Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 291.3
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 358.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

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Very much like the usual, but we left out the olive oil. Very much like the usual, but we left out the olive oil.
Number of Servings: 8


    1 1/2 cups quinoa (I used Bob's Red Mill because it doesn't need to be rinsed)
    1 1/2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    1 1/2 cups cooked corn
    1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    1clove of garlic, minced fine
    Juice of one lime
    1 tsp. salt


Rinse quinoa if necessary. Cook in a pot with 2 1/4 cups water. Follow package directions for rinsing and cook time. Fluff quinoa with fork and transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool.

While quinoa is cooking, in a small bowl, toss beans with vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

Add beans, corn, bell peppers, garlic, and cilantro to the quinoa. Toss well. Squeeze the lime over the salad, mix and salt to taste.

This can be made a day in advance and refrigerated, but it's also just fine warm.

Makes 8 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPINNINGAL.

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  • This is really good! I love that it is a lighter version with no oil! - 11/14/11

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  • Good! Made a LOT of quinoa. I used white wine vinegar instead of red wine and added in chopped cucumber. It also needed a lot of seasoning as well -- and cilantro is not listed in the ingredients so I didn't know how much to add.

    It was easy so I'll likely make it again!
    - 6/11/10

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