Quinoa & Black Bean Salad


August 22, 2012 by Flora Dawn

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad Directions:

  1. Rinse quinoa several times and drain using a fine mesh sieve. Cook according to package directions (I cook it like white rice in my rice cooker). Allow to cool before proceeding with recipe.
  2. While the quinoa is cooling, in a large bowl combine the beans, vinegar, corn, and bell pepper.
  3. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk with a fork to blend thoroughly.
  4. To the bean mixture, add the cooked quinoa and the dressing. Toss well to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Quinoa is one of those “super foods” we are all supposed to be eating. However, I still struggle with incorporating it into our diets. We have found that quinoa salads are one of the easiest ways to eat quinoa, not to mention it’s a perfect meatless meal.
I also think this leftover salad makes the perfect filling for a lettuce wrap.
For more great gluten-free recipe ideas, check out Vegetarian Mama’s Gluten-Free Friday linkup!

3 thoughts on “Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

  1. Lynn says:

    I have a recipe similar to this on my to try list. I love the idea of quinoa and black beans together. This looks really good.

  2. YUM, such a quick easy meal! My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week’s link up here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-fridays-recipe-party-2/
    Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the “glutenfree bloggers” tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy 🙂

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