Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad

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Zesty Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad is always a favorite at every gathering. The combination of sweet corn salsa, tender, nutty quinoa, juicy cherry tomatoes, earthy black beans, and fresh cilantro creates a flavor profile your family and friends will love. I’ve even been known to carry along copies of this recipe when I bring this dish to a potluck because, without fail, someone asks me how to make it.

This recipe is a great make-ahead dish that you can prepare hours before you serve it. When I am hosting a large dinner gathering and need to reserve the day of the party for recipes that require last minute prep, I make my Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Salad the night before, refrigerate it and add the dressing just before serving it.

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Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad Yum
A zesty combination of quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, avocado and corn salsa is packed with flavor and nutrition.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring 2 cups water and quinoa to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low, cooking 8-10 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Remove from heat, uncover and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine, black beans, corn salsa, avocados, tomatoes, and onions. Set aside until quinoa is cooled. Transfer quinoa to bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, salt and olive oil. Pour dressing over quinoa and gently toss until salad all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Serve as a side dish or salad with your favorie meal.

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