Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 370.7
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 210.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.0 g
  • Protein: 10.6 g

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Introduction

This substantial salad offers a healthy balance of vegetables and protein. It provides a wide range of textures, colors, and seasonings. This substantial salad offers a healthy balance of vegetables and protein. It provides a wide range of textures, colors, and seasonings.

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups quinoa1 1/2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained1 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar1 1/2 cups cooked corn (fresh, canned or frozen)1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped4 scallions, chopped1 tsp. garlic, minced fine1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped fine1/3 cup fresh lime juice1/2 tsp. salt1 1/4 tsp. ground cumin1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve under cold running water until water runs clear. Put quinoa in a pot with 2 1/4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Fluff quinoa with a 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 pepper, scallions, garlic, cayenne and coriander to the quinoa. Toss well.

In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, salt, cumin and add oil in a stream while whisking. Drizzle over salad and toss well with salt and pepper. Salad may be made a day ahead and refrigerated, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer and educates the public about the results.



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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Wow. WOW! This was absolutely delicious. Peppy flavor with the lime, vinegar, cayenne - did not need ANY extra salt, which is great on our low-sodium diet. It did make a LOT but we will enjoy for days. BTW: Fresh coriander is AKA cilantro. I had parsley so used that instead. Will do an encore! - 10/6/07

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good salad but I add some sundried tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, oregano and chipotle powder to spice it up. - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I have made this several times now and everytime it is a huge hit. I recently made this for company and they immediately asked for the recipe. I simply love this recipe. - 6/5/08

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love this salad, it is delecious, festive and good for you, what more can you ask of food! - 1/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I added a little salsa to it and canned chicken and spinach. It was delicious! - 8/11/08

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