Zesty Quinoa Salad

Light and citrusy, it's a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans provide tasty vegan protein.

Photo by Caroline R.
Adapted from allrecipes.com
Light and refreshing salad featuring quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions in a lovely citrus dressing

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Adapted from allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup quinoa

  • 2

    cups water

  • 1/4

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2

    limes, juiced

  • 2

    teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

  • 1 1/2

    cups halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1

    (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 5

    green onions, finely chopped

  • 1/4

    cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.

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