Wholesome Quinoa and Black Bean Salad



Wholesome Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Imagine a warm summer day, and you’re craving a healthy and delicious meal. That’s where our Wholesome Quinoa and Black Bean Salad comes to the rescue. This vibrant salad is packed with nutrients and flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  6. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  7. Serve the Wholesome Quinoa and Black Bean Salad as a refreshing side dish or a light meal. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Wholesome Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is a nutritious and flavorful dish perfect for summer gatherings or a quick, healthy lunch. Loaded with protein, fiber, and vibrant veggies, it’s a crowd-pleaser that you can feel good about.

Nutrition Information: (per serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Fat: 8g

Picture yourself savoring this wholesome salad on your patio, basking in the sun’s warmth. It’s not just a dish; it’s a delightful experience that nourishes your body and soul. Whether you’re hosting a picnic, a potluck, or simply craving a nutritious meal, this Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is a delightful choice. The combination of fluffy quinoa, hearty black beans, sweet corn, and zesty lime dressing creates a harmony of flavors that’s hard to resist. Plus, it’s a feast for your eyes with its vibrant colors.
As you take that first forkful, you’ll taste the freshness of cilantro, the crunch of bell pepper, and the subtle spice of cumin. The lime dressing adds a refreshing tang that ties everything together. Each bite is a burst of goodness, full of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. It’s a salad that makes healthy eating a pleasure.
So, the next time you’re in the mood for a Wholesome Quinoa and Black Bean Salad, follow this recipe. It’s easy to make, incredibly satisfying, and perfect for sharing. You’ll not only nourish your body but also treat your taste buds to a flavorful journey.