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Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe

Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Cilantro — minced
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa — rinsed well
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds — toasted
  • 1 cup Cooked black beans
  • 1 medium Tomato — diced
  • 3 tablespoons Red onion — minced


Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, and salt and pepper to  taste; set aside.
In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil and add corn.
Reduce heat and let corn simmer until tender. Drain corn, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.
Bring cooking liquid to a boil and add quinoa and cumin.

Cover, reducing heat, and let simmer until liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes).

Remove pan from heat and leave undisturbed for 5 minutes.
Fluff quinoa with a fork and allow to cool slightly.
In a bowl, combine cooled quinoa, corn, black beans, tomato and onion.
Pour dressing over and toss gently to mix. Refrigerate salad until ready to serve.

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