Warm Quinoa Salad


This super wholesome, warm quinoa recipe is jam-packed with nutrients and high in protein and iron.

close up view of Warm Quinoa Salad with olives, peppers and capers, garnished with fresh herbs, on a blue plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins



  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

Quinoa Salad:

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup dry quinoa (such as Quinta®)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can yellow corn kernels, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Make dressing: Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cumin in a large serving bowl until combined.

  2. Make salad: Bring water, quinoa, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Transfer cooked quinoa into the serving bowl with dressing. Add beans, corn, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro. Mix with a large spoon or wide spatula until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
18g Fat
69g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 1211mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 823mg 18%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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