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Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Avocado and Cumin-Lime Dressing

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This quinoa salad has a Mexican spin: black beans, cilantro, avocado and a cumin-lime dressing. A great spring and summertime salad to enjoy with salty tortilla chips and a cold beer.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Or Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Dry Quinoa, Rinsed
  • 1-¾ cup Water
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Can) Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 1 whole Avocado, Chopped Into Chunks
  • 1 whole Handful Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered
  • ½ whole Red Onion, Diced
  • 1 whole Small Clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Chopped Into Chunks
  • 1 whole Small Handful Cilantro, Diced
  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 1 whole Limes, Juiced
  • ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin
  • Salt To Taste

Preparation

1. Warm olive/coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the rinsed quinoa and toast for about 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add water, stir once, cover, and simmer with the lid on for 20 minutes.
2. While quinoa is cooking, prepare all the other ingredients. Prepare dressing by combining the lime juice, oil, cumin, and salt and whisk. Adjust seasoning as necessary.
3. When quinoa has finished cooking, remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Add black beans and toss to warm through.
4. Let quinoa cool for about five minutes then add all remaining ingredients, including the dressing, and mix. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve with tortilla chips and a cold beer.

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Linda Shirley on 6.13.2011

YUM. This Quinoa Salad looks sooooo good. My Mom use to make us Quinoa when we were younger… Peruvian style.. more of a stew like meal. Never was able to recreate her dish. What can I say?… I always have my eyes open for Quinoa!! I will definitely try your recipe.

Thank you :)
Linda Shirley

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sliceofsouthern on 6.8.2011

This looks almost too pretty to eat! Can’t wait to make this salad…thanks!

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Beth on 11.7.2015

This was the first quinoa recipe that I tried and I love it so much! I made it so many times this summer that I have the recipe memorized!

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bluebird on 7.7.2013

Delicious. Prep time is more like 30 minutes instead of 10 though.

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aimee on 5.31.2013

Love this! Even my husband liked it, which is huge because he’s usually wary of meatless dishes. Very easy to prepare. Thanks!

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JillyBean on 5.15.2013

I have a new favorite recipe!! Thank you!! This is great . . . I’m taking it into work for a recipe swap. YUMMERS!!

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Mary on 2.17.2013

This was my first quinoa dish, and my husband and I loved it. All the extra goodies added to the quinoa make a great dish.

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