Healthy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Bowl
Quinoa and black beans come together in this delightful salad bowl that not only tastes amazing but is also packed with nutrition. If you’re looking for a wholesome, plant-based meal that’s easy to prepare and perfect for your health-conscious lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups water or vegetable broth
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Place quinoa and water (or vegetable broth) in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, cherry tomatoes, corn, red onion, cilantro, and bell peppers.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve in individual bowls and enjoy your Healthy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Bowl!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
This Healthy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Bowl is a vibrant and nutritious dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to enjoy the goodness of quinoa, black beans, and fresh veggies in one delicious bowl. The zesty dressing adds a burst of flavor, making it a satisfying and wholesome meal.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 350, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 52g, Fiber: 10g, Protein: 13g
Make this salad bowl a part of your weekly meal rotation for a quick and nutritious meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. With its vibrant colors and refreshing flavors, it’s a feast for both your taste buds and your eyes. Enjoy this Healthy Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Bowl and make healthy eating a delightful journey!