Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is a whole grain with origins in South America. It is combined in this recipe with black beans, savory vegetables, and spices for a cold salad that is light and refreshing. This salad is high in protein and can be served as a main or side dish.
Servings
6servings
Servings
6servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Rinse the quinoa in cold water. Boil water in a saucepan, and then add the quinoa.
  2. Return to boil, and then simmer until the water is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Cool for 15 minutes. While quinoa is cooking, mix olive oil, lime juice, cumin, coriander, chopped cilantro, and scallions in a small bowl, and set aside.
  4. Combine chopped vegetables with the black beans in a large bowl, and set aside.
  5. Once quinoa has cooled, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes/Platillos latinos sabrosos y saludables