Black Bean And Quinoa Salad

Total Time
30 minutes
6 servings

Everything in this salad is good for you! It’s very high in protein, as both quinoa and black beans are high in protein and are often used as a non-meat protein source in vegan diets.


  • 15 ounces (425g) canned black beans
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Rinse and drain the quinoa.
  2. Add the quinoa to a pot and add 2 cups of water or vegetable stock.
  3. Bring the pot to a boil and reduce heat to low. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool.
  5. Rinse and dry the black beans.
  6. Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, cayenne and salt in a bowl.
  7. Add the cooked quinoa, beans and vegetables to the bowl and gently fold it all together.

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