– 1 cup quinoa
– 2 cups water
– black beans, drained and rinsed
– 1 red bell pepper, diced
– 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain.
2. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine.
5. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. You can also add more lime juice or olive oil if desired.
6. Serve the salad at room temperature or chilled.
7. You can also add other green veggies for toppings.
Enjoy your delicious and nutritious quinoa and black bean salad. !
These values can vary based on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used in the salad, such as types of vegetables , dressings, and additional toppings.
Quinoa and Black bean salad is generally considered a nutritious option due to its high protein and fiber content, making it filling and satisfying. It’s also a good source of essential nutrients and can be part of a balanced diet.