SUPERFOOD BLACK BEAN AND QUINOA SALAD

Published on: 08/18/2023
black bean, tomatoes, and quinoa salad in a dark serving bowl
black bean, tomatoes, and quinoa salad in a dark serving bowl

SUPERFOOD BLACK BEAN AND QUINOA SALAD

As we are still managing heat, and getting ready for back-to-school, back-to-work, back to a likely busier schedule, this simple dish can be made when you have time, and consumed throughout your week, served warm or cold. The quinoa and beans add some plant-based protein, along with lots of fiber and nutrients from the fresh tomatoes. Feel free to add cheese if desired, and any other veggies or proteins. ​
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • cups quinoa
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3 Roma tomatoes rinsed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled, finely grated
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro or basil chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Options: cut-up grilled chicken, lean meat, tofu, feta cheese, toasted pepitas, or other nuts or seeds

Instructions
 

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions and leave in the pan on warm heat.
  • Add the prepared beans and tomatoes. Stir to mix and warm all the ingredients, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, cilantro or basil, red pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Taste to adjust any seasonings.
  • Pour over the quinoa and stir well. Option to garnish with additional herbs. Makes 4-6 servings.

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