Thursday, January 26, 2012

The best Quinoa Black Bean Salad recipe !

Seriously. I love this stuff! I have been craving it since I had it the first time 2 or 3 weeks ago. The husband is making it for me tonight!  my mouth is watering at the thought of it!

It makes me so happy that I am finding meat free and vegan dinners to eat! I have breakfast down, and lunch I have been eating left overs from the night before dinner and the husband and I have been trying new recipes, and I absolutely love it! I am really hoping to see some weight loss soon from all this healthy stuff! Now I just need to get my snacking under control.

cell phone picture. Sorry its crappy. :)


- 1 cup quinoa
-1.5 cups cold water
-1.2 tsp salt
-2 cups cooked black beans. if using canned beans, drain and rinse well.
-1/2 cup chopped celery (or any veggie of choice)
-1 jalepeno pepper seeded or minced (optional)
-1 garlic clove minced or 1 tsp garlic powder
-1 red pepper diced
-1 green pepper diced
-1 tsp cumin powder
-1 tsp coriander powder

- the quinoa can be made ahead of time and refridgerated
-soak the quinoa if you didnt get the pre washed kind (we did)
-place in 2 qt pot with 1 1/2 c water and 1/2 tsp salt
-bring to a boil, turn down to low, cover tightly and cook for 15 minutes
-remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes covered
-fluff gently with a fork and set aside to cool
-blend dressing ingredients with a whisk or shake in a jar.
-gently combine veggies, black beans quinoa and dressing in a large bowl
-adjust salt and pepper to taste, stir in cilantro, scallions and olives and serve or cover and chill for later


  1. Thanks for the recipe...yum! :O)

  2. I;m printing out this recipe cause hubs and I love quinoa!!! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. I still need to try quinoa...looks like a great recipe!