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Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"This is a wonderful Southwestern style salad that is quick and easy to make."
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40 m servings 250
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until broth is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in corn. Cover and let stand until corn is warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk lime juice, red wine vinegar, lime zest, and cumin together in a large bowl. Whisk in avocado oil. Add black beans, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in quinoa and corn.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you want to add in more color, try using a combination of white and red quinoa.
  • You can also use Trader Joe's® Frozen Roasted Corn for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 250 calories; 7.1 38.3 9.8 2 622 Full nutrition

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Tangy and zippy! I added some black lime powder (loomi aswad) and some cayenne pepper. I also used some precooked tri-colored quinoa that I had in the freezer. Can't get any easier than that! Ne...

Made exactly as the recipe stated and it's wonderful. It is mild flavored yet rich tasting at the same time. So easy and quick to make. Perfect for those hot summer days and a great source of pr...

Loved it. Took it for lunch and prepared it in advance.

I made this salad for the second time for our Memorial Day barbecue, per my son’s request as he really liked it from the first time I made it. It’s an easy recipe to follow and fairly quick to ...

Yes. I’ll make it again. I didn’t have lime zest but it was so good anyway.

This recipe is great! The addition of lime zest gives it a nice boost of flavor. I added a red bell pepper for extra flavor and substituted canola oil for avocado oil, because I don't have any....

Delish recipe! I added fresh garlic, chili powder and 1/2 of a fresh jalapeno for a little bite. Super easy and quick. I will be making this often

This was a nice side to some quick enchiladas I made. It would be good with a quesadilla for a weeknight dinner or lunch. tasted even better the next day!

This has quickly become a favorite side dish for me. I have to watch my sodium intake so I use low sodium chicken broth to cook the quinoa. The flavor is nice and not overpowering. My family ...