Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

When visiting California recently, I was inspired by the Mexican flavours that dominate the food there. I decided to create this salad combining the main elements.


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Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

By April 4, 2013

A delicious salad that uses the goodness of black beans and quinoa with Mexican flavours


  1. Combine water and stock paste in a small saucepan.
  2. Add quinoa, cover and bring to the boil. Turn heat to low and simmer until most of the water is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and leave to stand until all water is absorbed. (about 10 minutes).
  4. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a mixing bowl. Leave to cool.
  5. When the quinoa is cool, add the beans, onion, capsicum, corn and fresh coriander.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, garlic, pepper and cumin.
  7. Stir through the salad and test for seasoning.
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve.

Creative suggestions

  • Use brown rice instead of quinoa
  • Add 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Add a minced chilli if you like a bit of spice
  • Use pinto beans instead of blackbeans.

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