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Zesty Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 270 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can black beans rinsed & drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 limes freshly juiced
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 5 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil, then reduce to a medium-low simmer and simmer while covered for about 15 minutes. Once it is finished, remove it from the heat and allow to cool.

  2. While waiting on the quinoa, mix together the olive oil, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and lime juice.

  3. Mix together the cherry tomatoes, green onions and black beans and add to the cooled quinoa. Pour the dressing over top then add your cilantro and toss to coat.

  4. Serve immediately or cooled.