This is one of my favorite dishes, especially served cold in the summer! You can tailor it to your tastes by using combinations of different vegetables and seasonings.
~ 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
Prepare your quinoa according to the package directions. You can use any kind, including white, red, or tricolor.
Set aside, covered, while preparing the rest of the ingredients. You can also let this cool in the fridge for a few hours before you are ready to prepare the dish.
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.
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All my favorites in one recipe. I will have to make this recipe next weekend when I go food shopping for the next week.
Lots of yumminess all in one dish! This looks delicious, fresh and easy to make!
Yum! I love quinoa! I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing!
This sounds absolutely fantastic! I adore quinoa, especially with black beans! I am going to have to add corn too!
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,.
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.
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 🙂
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!
This is such a great recipe and so easy to make too!
I am so loving this dish and am pinning it next! This would be wonderful for whenever I make any meal as a side dish and love the quinoa in there! Thank you for the recipe and adding this to my weeknight lineup!