Just this year I have recently found a huge love for quinoa. Quinoa is full of nutrition, high in fiber, and super tasty. I adore the lightness quinoa brings to any dish. It is so fluffy and I admire the delicate rings around each grain. Quinoa is a grain that is a must try, so today I am sharing my recipe for Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad. This salad is best served warm and is a great compliment to any meal. I know you are ready for the recipe so let’s get started.Print
Warm Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad
- Yield: 8 1x
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 1 red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeño, finely chopped, seeds and ribs removed for a milder flavor
- 1 small shallot, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 12oz frozen sweet corn
- 15 oz Low Sodium Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 3 TBPS chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 TBPS fresh lime juice
- diced avocados and lime wedges for serving
- First, cook quinoa according to the directions. I cook 1 1/2 cups of quinoa in 3 cups of vegetable broth instead of water to increase flavor.
- Heat 3 TBS of olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add red pepper, jalapeno, shallot, and garlic. Sauté over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes.
- Then add frozen corn, black beans, salt and pepper, and all seasonings. Mix well and cook over medium heat until corn and black beans are heated thoroughly.
- In a large serving bowl add quinoa, black bean and corn salsa, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Gently combine until all flavors are distributed evenly.
Diced avocados are wonderful with this salad. I often present the avocado on the side for individual serving.
Looking for more ways to use quinoa? Check out this recipe for Caramelized Apple and Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad, click on the picture for the full recipe!
Liz Fourez says
My sister recently convinced me to try quinoa, and it’s starting to grow on me! My family isn’t such a big fan, but I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try! It sounds incredible!! And looks beautiful Ashley : )
Heather Luckhurst says
Yummo!! This looks so flavorful and healthy! Pinned!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe :)
When do you add the cumin and chili
When you add the frozen corn, black beans, and seasonings. If you try this recipe, I would be honored if you stop back by and rate this recipe :)
Becca G. says
So excited to try this tonight- LOVE me some quinoa! :)
Does anyone have any suggestions for turning it into a main course, though? I thought of including some chickpeas for added protein, but maybe someone has a better idea.
Grilled chicken is a great protein with this recipe, if you are looking for a meat option! I often use my recipe for cilantro lime chicken. The quinoa and black beans do make this a filling dish though. Please let me know how it turns out, I am excited for you too! :) http://onceamomalwaysacook.blogspot.com/2013/07/cilantro-lime-grilled-chicken-with.html
This has officially been added to my tried and true recipe book!!
I made this last night and added some chopped up asparagus since I had some in the fridge I needed to use up. My whole family loved it so much that we added scrambled eggs and avocado on top this morning for breakfast. Absolutely delicious!
Thank you, Kathryn! I am so happy you are enjoying this recipe :) I love your addition of asparagus and what a great idea for breakfast! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Wishing you a wonderful day <3
Keri Pribyl says
This recipe was fantastic!!! Made it and will eat it for lunch this week! Thanks!
Looks yummy…wonder if it would be good as a cold dish. Like for a picnic.
I have never attempted to eat this dish cold, but in my opinion I think it would work well for a picnic.
Susan Bailey says
Yum made this last night it was great! Even my teenage daughter who declares she doesn’t like quinoa had seconds and then took left overs for lunch today. (and she Never eats leftovers)
Awww, I am so glad you enjoyed it! My daughter is 17 and this recipe is one of her favorites, I am so glad your daughter enjoyed it enough to eat the next day :) Thank you so much for trying the recipe and letting us know your thoughts! You made my day ;) Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
i was specifically looking for a quinoa and black bean recipe so this looks fabulous! can’t wait to try it!
Yay! So glad you found us; we hope you enjoy the recipe. If you get a chance to make this recipe, please stop back by and let us know your thoughts!
The salad looks so tempting and I will definitely prepare this for the family. Thank you.
Thank you, Beth! I hope you enjoy the recipe :) Thanks for stopping by!
I made this last night for company and it was a huge success. I served it room temperature and it tasted fine. I can’t wait to make it again. I haven’t had great luck with quinoa before so this was a happy surprise.
So glad to hear, Nancy! I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe :) Thank you for stopping by and letting us know your thoughts!
I didn’t have all the ingredients for this but it was a great jumping off point for what I did throw together. I had quinoa, black beans, corn, garlic and a jar of salsa. I threw it all together for a potluck last night and it was so yummy. I heard twice that it was the best quinoa salad a couple people have had. Thanks for the new idea! I’d love to give the original recipe a try soon too!
I have made this quinoa dish multiple times already and my boys just love it. I made it again tonight for tomorrows office party and I may need to hide it in the back of the fridge. My coworkers expect a healthy quinoa dish from me so thank you for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by, Sandy :) I am so glad you enjoy this recipe, it is one of our family favorites!
Rebekah Hoeger says
Hi, there! I love this as a lunch option for work. I’m a tv reporter always on the go, so I try to cook all my meals on Friday (my work week starts Saturday) It’s the only way I can stick to a grocery budget. Does this keep well if I make it for five days of lunch? Should I freeze the tail-end servings?
Rebekah Hoeger says
Also wondering if it freezes well, so I can make the whole recipe and save a few servings for lazy days.
Yes, this recipe freezes wonderfully! I freeze the quinoa salad in individual size freezer containers and warm in the microwave, taste just as good as the first time you make it!
I love this recipe! I even like it cold in the fridge the next day :-) Great with cilantro lime marinated shrimp. Definitely recommend!
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I just made this recipe for dinner with pork roast and it is delicious! The flavors are a perfect blend. I used homemade beef bone broth to cook the quinoa because that all I had on hand, it turned out great!
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