Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Quinoa with Corn and Black Beans


This is one of my favorite dishes, especially served cold in the summer!  You can tailor it to your tastes by using different vegetables.


~ 1 cup rinsed quinoa, 1/2 tsp. salt

~ 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

~ 4 ears corn, briefly steamed and stripped

~ 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

~ 2 limes, juice squeezed

~ 1 tsp hot chili sauce

~ salt to taste

~ You can also add diced tomatoes (de-seeded), or 1 sweet red pepper, diced

Quinoa with Corn and Black Beans


Boil 1-1/2 cup water in large saucepan. Add the quinoa and 1/2 tsp salt and reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook about 20 minutes until water is absorbed, but quinoa should not be soggy.  Set aside, covered, while prepping the rest of the ingredients.

In a large bowl add the corn, black beans, and red pepper (or tomato). Toss gently.  Add the quinoa along with the cilantro and mix carefully.

Combine the lime juice and  chili sauce then stir into the salad.

Add salt to taste.


Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn







  1. 1
    jamie braun says:

    super yum! i pretty much love any recipe that has black beans and corn

  2. 2
    Janet W. says:

    I would love to try and make this! Looks delicious! We’re big fans of black beans!

  3. 3
    Kristin S. says:

    Made a similar recipe this past weekend but this looks like it has much more flavor. Will definitely be giving this a try very soon. Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. 4

    I love this recipe!!
    I definitely add the red pepper to give it a good kick!

  5. 5

    Love quiona – great recipe for the summer, refreshing and light.

  6. 6

    I love this recipe! I started using quinoa just last year and can’t get enough recipes that use it. It’s one of my favorite ingredients.

  7. 7

    This would be a great gluten free recipe for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 8

    Oh, yum! I love quinoa, black beans and corn, but I’ve never mixed all three — sounds delicious.

  9. 9

    This looks delicious! I’d add some cumin just to bring out the mexican flavor of the dish!


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