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Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This quinoa salad with black beans, cilantro, and cucumber is ready in 30 minutes."
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30 m servings 263
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring water and and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a bowl to make dressing.
  3. Combine cooled quinoa, black beans, and cucumber in a large bowl. Pour in dressing and toss to coat. Stir in cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate or serve immediately.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use a rice steamer to cook the quinoa. It makes perfect quinoa every time, though it takes much longer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 263 calories; 11.5 32.4 8.7 0 692 Full nutrition

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Brought this to a summer cook out and it was a big hit.