Quinoa Black Bean Salad

This colorful salad is beautiful and healthy.   It is easy to prepare and everyone in the family loves the flavor.   I received this recipe from a friend who also has a passion for healthy cooking.


  • 1 cup quinoa, washed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 fresh limes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 5 green onions ( I used purple onions because that is what I had)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash and rinse quinoa. In a saucepan bring quinoa and water to a boil.  Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes.  Let cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, red pepper flakes and cumin
  • Combined cooled quinoa, beans, tomatoes
    and onions in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and toss in cilantro.  Season with salt and pepper.

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