Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

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 Black Beans and Corn


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.




By | 2018-01-29T21:20:31+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Dinner, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian|8 Comments

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  1. Kim March 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    All my favorites in one recipe. I will have to make this recipe next weekend when I go food shopping for the next week.

  2. Karissa @WithOurBest March 12, 2018 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Lots of yumminess all in one dish! This looks delicious, fresh and easy to make!

  3. Heather March 12, 2018 at 2:57 am - Reply

    Yum! I love quinoa! I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Debra Hawkins March 12, 2018 at 4:15 am - Reply

    This sounds absolutely fantastic! I adore quinoa, especially with black beans! I am going to have to add corn too!

  5. Farrah Less March 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Quinoa is a good alternative for rice , I am on a less carbs diet as asian who loves rice that is a struggle. Quinoa fulfilled my craving for rice. I love adding beans as well just like what you did,.

  6. LavandaMichelle March 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    This is such a great recipe. I love quinoa and black beans. I can’t wait to make this receipe and Share with my family.

  7. Fatima Torres March 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I’ve never tried quinoa. It’s not I haven’t thought about it, it’s just our boys are so picky I wouldn’t want to make it and they don’t eat it. Maybe I should try making just a bowl for myself 🙂

  8. Laura Dove March 14, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I’m not a fan of quinoa, I find it hard to eat and a little bland, but with the corn it looks great and I think it looks way more appetising!

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