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Quinoa Black Bean Salad in a large bowl with two wooden tongs
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4.92 from 12 votes

Refreshing Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Refreshing quinoa black bean salad is a big batch salad you can prep ahead. Perfect for a picnic, pot luck, or meal prep lunch! Gluten-free, vegetarian (vegan-friendly!), and clean eating.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: southwestern
Servings: 8
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 11 oz can of corn kernels drained & rinsed
  • 19 oz canned black beans drained & rinsed

Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

  • cup olive oil
  • cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • zest from 1 lime
  • juice from 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon dijon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside to cool.
  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Shake together all vinaigrette ingredients and toss the salad in the vinaigrette.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of batch | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3625IU | Vitamin C: 43.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2.7mg