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Easy Quinoa Salad

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time


2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 limes, juiced

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

1 ½ cups halved cherry tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

5 green onions, finely chopped

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

salt and ground black pepper to taste


Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl.

Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions in a large bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper.

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.


I add lots more fresh lime juice and cilantro than the recipe calls for! One of my favorite recipes : ))


Serving Size



270 kcal

Total Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat





675 mg

Total Carbohydrate

34 g

Dietary Fiber

8 g

Total Sugars

2 g


9 g

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

35 minutes

total time
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