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4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Types:
Side Dishes
Salads and Salad Dressings
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Blackbean and Quinoa Salad

A very flavorful dish that is simple to make, high in protein and very low in fat.



  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
  3. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with chicken/vegetable broth.
  4. Season with cumin, paprika, cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through.
  7. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
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Very easy for my on the go traveling schedule. this dish packs in cooler tuperware very well.
29 Feb 12 by member: mellarky35
made this today; plan on it for lunch tomorrow. The little taste (less than a teaspoon) I had of it was fabulous!
23 Apr 12 by member: kclab


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Nutrition summary:

There are 219 calories in 1 serving of Blackbean and Quinoa Salad.
Calorie break-down: 21% fat, 63% carbs, 16% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 48
Calories 219
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.38g 8%
  Saturated Fat 0.723g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.801g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.003g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 752mg 31%
Potassium 234mg  
Total Carbohydrate 36.3g 12%
  Dietary Fiber 9.6g 38%
  Sugars 4.17g  
Protein 9.2g  
Vitamin A 74% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 17% Iron 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(219 calories)
11% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (63%)
Fat (21%)
Protein (16%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories