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Quinoa Black bean Salad is a colorful and healthy dish that is perfect to pack for picnic or lunches. This is a quick and easy to make dish.


4 Servings

Total time

35 minutes




  • 1 cup quinoa (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 oz 15 Canned Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 medium Red Pepper (diced)
  • 4 onions (chopped)
  • 2 avocados, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove (finely minced)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • to taste Salt Pepper


  1. Bring 2cups of water and the quinoa in a small saucepan to a boil; lower the heat, cover the pan and cook till quinoa is cooked through. Let the quinoa cool slightly.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for dressing.
  3. Add the chopped veggies (except avocado), drained black beans and the cooked quinoa to the dressing. Mix gently and the set aside for 30 minutes for the flavors to mingle.
  4. Stir in chopped avocado right before serving to avoid discoloration.
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