Simple Black Bean Corn Quinoa Salad

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3 scrumptious superfoods form a terrifically tasty team!

This quinoa salad recipe is easy, fresh, flavorful, and packed with vegetarian protein. The best part about this salad is the versatility. You can enjoy it in a larger portion as a meal all on it’s own, you can mix it in with your favorite greens to add some staying power to a more traditional salad, or you can enjoy it as a side dish as part of your favorite meal, it can be enjoyed warm, and it can be enjoyed cold. With a variety of textures from the soft quinoa to the crisp corn, and flavors that blend well and don’t overpower one another this quick salad dish will be sure to impress. The options are really endless!

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Simple Black Bean Corn Quinoa Salad

This vegetarian quinoa salad is surprisingly versatile, super healthy, and ridiculously delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 1 person
Serving Size 1 recipe
Course Dinner, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup corn fresh, removed from the cob
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  • While the quinoa is cooking (if it’s not already pre-cooked), chop all of the veggies and combine the rest of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.  Once the quinoa is cooked add to the rest of the ingredients.  Stir until thoroughly combined and enjoy warm or cold as a side dish or a meal.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 220mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

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  1. Tried this today. I wanted a larger batch so since 1 cup uncooked quinoa makes 4 cups cooked, I wanted to quadruple the recipe. 1/2 red onion sounds like too much onion so I used 1/2 of the onion for 4 servings which seems enough. Has good flavor. I could definitely eat this as a meal.

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