This quinoa salad with black beans, cilantro, and cucumber is ready in 30 minutes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 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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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a bowl to make dressing.

  • 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

263 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 32.4g; fat 11.5g; sodium 692.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
Brought this to a summer cook out and it was a big hit. Read More
3 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2021
I made this bean salad to serve as a side to the Jalapeño Chicken Enchiladas also on this site. Turned out really flavorful, the only addition I made was right before serving I added a chopped avocado and more fresh lime juice. Then the next day I mixed the leftovers with leftover Elotes my son made for the family dinner, made for a really nice lunch :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
Brought this to a summer cook out and it was a big hit. Read More
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