Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Avocado

Posted on November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Wheat-free, gluten-free, high in protein and low in calories (in other words, incredibly healthy), quinoa is often called a ‘SUPER food’. Combined with just the right ingredients, you have yourself a SUPER (“Healthy You” approved) recipe. Another benefit? This delicious meal is made in almost no time. Enjoy and please tell me what you think by commenting below!

  • Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Avocado



  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the quinoa and water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Set aside, covered, to steam for 5 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until chilled.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the corn, avocado, tomatoes, and black beans to the quinoa and stir to combine. Add the lime dressing and stir gently. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

One thought on “Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Avocado”

  1. This recipe looks really good but I don’t like avocado or beans. What can I substitute for these? Thank you

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