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quinoa, black bean, corn and cilantro salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
Chula Vista, CA

I LOVE quinoa and this recipe is definately a keeper. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For quinoa, black bean, corn and cilantro salad

  • 1 c
    uncooked quinoa
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1 md
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 c
    frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
  • 5 oz
    cotija cheese crumbled(you can substitue another if you wish)
  • 1/2 box
    grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 sm
    red onion, finely diced
  • 1 md
    fresh jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, finely diced (this will not be hot without seeds and ribs)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make quinoa, black bean, corn and cilantro salad

  • 1
    In a med microwaveable bowl place quinoa and water, cover tightly with saran wrap and cook on high in microwave for 11 minutes, DO NOT OPEN let set 10 minutes.
  • 2
    sqeeze lime juice into a med bowl, add olive oil and then add all the rest of the ingredients and toss gently.
  • 3
    after the ten minutes remove cover from quinoa and fluff with a fork to help cool. When the quinoa is at room temp combine with the other ingredients, toss well then chill until ready to serve.