Quinoa and Black Bean Salad (Vegan)

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad (Vegan)

This Quinoa and Black Bean Salad recipe is a vegan Mexican side dish packed with corn and black beans.

Prep Time 22 hrs 14 mins
Cook Time 22 hrs 14 mins
Author: Christy Denney


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 15 ounce cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado , diced (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa in a strainer. Sometimes it can have a bitter taste on the outside so rinsing gets rid of this.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes or until onion is soft.
  3. Add the quinoa and vegetable broth to the pan. Add the cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil and then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in lime juice and frozen corn into the pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until corn is heated through.
  5. Finally, mix in the black beans and cilantro. Garnish with chopped avocado if desired.
  6. Serve hot or cold. Store in refrigerator.

Source : https://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/quinoa-with-black-beans-vegan/

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