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Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time40 mins

So much more than a salad, this recipe is filled to the brim with nutrient-dense ingredients and packed full of bright flavor.

 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 onion, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, chopped
 ¾ cup quinoa, uncooked
 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
 1 tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 salt, to taste
 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
 2 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
 ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
 1 lime, juiced
 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced (optional)

Over medium heat, heat oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic until they’re soft and translucent. Add the quinoa to the pan and cover with vegetable broth.


Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt, then bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Add the frozen corn to the pan and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.


Mix in the black beans, cilantro, lime juice, and optional jalapeño and cook until the beans are heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.8g8%

Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 288mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 55.2g19%

Dietary Fiber 13g52%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 17.5g35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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