Healthy, fast, easy, versatile meal with a kick--great as an entree or side dish. You can substitute chicken broth for vegetable broth, if desired. Garnish with black olives and cilantro.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dressing:

Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir quinoa into onion; saute until toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes.

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  • Pour broth into quinoa mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer until liquid is completely absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir black beans, tomato, bell pepper, and avocado together in a bowl.

  • Blend cilantro, lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, Greek yogurt, chipotle pepper, 1 tablespoon reserved adobo sauce, honey, cumin, salt, and black pepper together in a blender until dressing is smooth.

  • Pour dressing over black bean mixture; add quinoa and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 10.6g 21% DV; carbohydrates 45.1g 15% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 0.9mg; sodium 474.5mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
Delish:) I used only half the amount of quinoa (just a preference; I like my salads with a higher veg-to-quinoa ratio) and cooked it the way I normally do with less water/broth. Also used homemade strained kefir instead of yogurt.I think I would add more avocado next time. And I was so eager to try this that I forgot to garnish hehe. But this is definitely great as written! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
Delish:) I used only half the amount of quinoa (just a preference; I like my salads with a higher veg-to-quinoa ratio) and cooked it the way I normally do with less water/broth. Also used homemade strained kefir instead of yogurt.I think I would add more avocado next time. And I was so eager to try this that I forgot to garnish hehe. But this is definitely great as written! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2015
Love this salad! I wouldn't change a thing- it is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2016
We both loved this! So much flavor and so good for us. Will definitely make this a regular Meatless Monday meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
I added some red pepper and shallots. I will make this again certainly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
This is our favorite quinoa recipe! It has a wonderful flavor and it's a great way to get some veggies. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2016
Yum! This is so good. I made the recipe as written and it is great. The dressing is fantastic. I'll be using the dressing recipe for other salads as well. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
i am in love with this recipe one of the best quinoa recipes i have ever tried Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2016
Add green onions for a snap of color. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2019
Loved it! I m always nervous for new recipes and this is was delicious. I didn t change a thing! Read More