Quinoa Salad with Black Beans & Lime

If you've looking for a healthy but quick lunch then you're in luck! This amazing quinoa salad is so fresh and easy to make it will be your new favorite!


– 1 1/2 C of rinsed quinoa – 3 C of water – 4 Tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil – 2 limes, juiced – 2 tsp of ground cumin – 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, or more to taste – 2-3 vine-ripened tomatoes – optional: a couple Tbs of salsa – 1 1/2 C of cooked black beans – 1/3 of a large chopped yellow onion – 1/4 C of fresh cilantro, chopped – black pepper and salt, to taste

Bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and water has evaporated. Be sure to set aside to cool.

Whisk oil, lime juice, and spices together in a bowl to make the dressing.

Combine quinoa, tomatoes/salsa, cuban black beans, cilantro, and onion together in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for a cold salad. The longer you chill the mix, the more the stronger the flavor will be.