Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper, and Cilantro

Kalyn's KitchenReviews(7)
Chelsea Shore: "I made this about a month ago and have made it mi…" Read More
13Ingredients
280Calories
30Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup quinoa (rinsed if needed, check the package)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped into small dice)
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh-squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon Spike Seasoning (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper (or use regular chile powder if you don't have Ancho)
  • ground black pepper (fresh, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
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NutritionView more

280Calories
Sodium24%DV570mg
Fat18%DV12g
Protein18%DV9g
Carbs11%DV33g
Fiber36%DV9g

PER SERVING *

Calories280Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat2g10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium570mg24%
Potassium500mg14%
Protein9g18%
Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate33g11%
Dietary Fiber9g36%
Sugars1g2%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(7)

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Chelsea Shore 27 days ago
I made this about a month ago and have made it min 10 times since then. Just two of us, so it last a few days afterwards. We love it and never get tired of it!!
Zoe B. 4 Jun
Great no modifications except I made double recipe
A favorite that I go back to time and again.
Erin S. 7 Aug 2016
such a great staple to keep in the fridge. I sometimes use less quinoa than the recipe calls for and it is still great.
Jessica 9 May 2016
I didn't have green onion so I used a small purple onion instead. Great dish for summer and easy and fast to make!
Matt V. 2 Mar 2016
Love love love this recipe!!! What a great meal for year around! Friends and family love it as well!
Meg M. 13 Aug 2015
I made this, liked it, and had good reviews from those with whom I shared it. I like things spicy so added jalapeño to the red pepper, used walnut oil in place of EVOO, and found Inca Red quinoa visually satisfying. I don't have Spike and have used lemon juice in place of the lime with decent results. I like this to fill half an avocado for lunch :)