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Quinoa black bean salad

Quinoa black bean salad is an easy and filling salad, can be had as an wholesome meal. Quick video post.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Fusion


  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup Black bean cooked
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ¾ cup Tomato chopped/ I used cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup Cucumber Diced
  • ½ cup Coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Honey I didn't add in the video
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder or 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Birds eye chilli or 1 Jalapeno
  • Salt & pepper


How to cook quinoa

  • Wash quinoa well and strain using a metal strainer.
  • Add water in 1:2 ratio (½ cup quinoa, 1 cup water) and pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Once done, fluff with fork.

How to cook black bean:

  • Wash and soak black bean for ½ hour. Drain the water once done.
  • Boil 4 -5 cups water and the bean with required salt.
  • Bring to boil, simmer until soft. Take 15-20 mins.
  • Drain and set aside.

Prepare salad:

  • Gather all ingredients required. Take onion, tomato, cucumber, coriander, chilli, garlic powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Add olive oil, lime juice, honey, salt, black pepper and mix well.
  • In goes cooked quinoa and black bean. Mix to serve.



  • You can cook quinoa and black bean ahead, store in refrigerator and use for 5 days.
  • You can use any legume like red kidney bean, chana or canned bean too.
  • Sweet corn, red bell pepper can be added.
  • Use ground cumin or red chilli powder or Tex-Mex seasoning for more flavour.