Quinoa black bean salad recipe

Quinoa black bean salad is an easy and filling salad, can be had as an wholesome meal. Quick video post. I wanted to try a salad with quinoa as I had some in my pantry for long time. Love fried rice style quinoa the most. Haven’t tried much other than lemon rice style and patties....Read MoreThe post Quinoa black bean salad recipe appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Quinoa black bean salad recipe

Quinoa black bean salad is an easy and filling salad, can be had as an wholesome meal. Quick video post.

I wanted to try a salad with quinoa as I had some in my pantry for long time. Love the most. Haven’t tried much other than lemon rice style and patties. But somehow wanted to try a salad with it and planned to try and post here.

quinoa black bean salad

This quinoa black bean salad is delicious by itself. But here are some ways to jazz it up / improvise it to suit your Indian taste buds or someone like me who is not a salad lover :

  • I always love a sweet touch to my vinaigrette. So add a tsp of honey or 1/2 tsp sugar along with lemon juice. This gives depth in taste, enhancing other tastes.
  • The original recipe calls for cumin powder. But I saw a Tex-Mex style salad which uses ‘chilli powder’ that has flavour similar to my sambar powder. So sprinkle at the time of eating. I tried this and loved it a lot.
  • Corn adds more taste/ flavour so replace half the beans with corn.
  • Make sure to season well with salt, lime juice.
  • Instead of garlic powder you can use 1 minced fresh garlic clove.
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Quinoa black bean salad

Quinoa black bean salad is an easy and filling salad, can be had as an wholesome meal. Quick video post.
Course Salad
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup Black bean cooked
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomato chopped/ I used cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup cucumber Diced
  • 1/2 cup coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Birds eye chilli or 1 Jalapeno
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

How to cook quinoa

  • Wash quinoa well and strain using a metal strainer.
  • Add water in 1:2 ratio (1/2 cup quinoa, 1 cup water) and pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Once done, fluff with fork.

How to cook black bean:

  • Wash and soak black bean for 1/2 hour. Drain the water once done.
  • Boil 4 -5 cups water and the bean with required salt.
  • Bring to boil, simmer until soft. Take 15-20 mins.
  • Drain and set aside.

Prepare salad:

  • Gather all ingredients required. Take onion, tomato, cucumber, coriander, chilli, garlic powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Add olive oil, lime juice, salt, black pepper and mix well.
  • In goes cooked quinoa and black bean. Mix to serve.

Video

Notes

  • You can cook quinoa and black bean ahead, store in refrigerator and use for 5 days.
  • You can use any legume like red kidney bean, chana or canned bean too.
  • Sweet corn, red bell pepper can be added.
  • Use ground cumin or red chilli powder or Tex-Mex seasoning for more flavour.

Quinoa black bean salad Method:

  1. How to cook quinoa: Wash quinoa well and strain using a metal strainer.
    step1-wash
  2. Add water in 1:2 ratio (1/2 cup quinoa, 1 cup water) and pressure cook for 3 whistles in medium flame.
    step2-cook
  3. Once done, fluff with fork.
    step3-fluff
  4. How to cook black bean: Wash and soak black bean for 1/2 hour. Drain the water once done.
  5. Boil 4 -5 cups water and the bean with required salt.
  6. Bring to boil, simmer until soft. Take 15-20 mins.
  7. Drain and set aside.
  8. Prepare salad: Gather all ingredients required. Take onion, tomato, cucumber, coriander, chilli, garlic powder in a mixing bowl.
    step4-mix
  9. Add olive oil, lime juice, salt, black pepper and mix well.
    step5-mix
  10. In goes cooked quinoa and black bean. Mix to serve.
    step6-ready

I loved it for lunch and it was quite filling. Black bean is my favorite ingredient in this salad.

quinoa black bean salad

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