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8 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Meal Types:
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Quinoa Salad with Black Beans

A healthy quinoa salad with black beans, colorful bell peppers and scallions.



  1. Combine bell peppers, scallions and cilantro in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and stir (add more salt and or pepper to taste).
  3. Add the quinoa and stir until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Fold in the black beans.
  5. Serve immediately or let sit for a bit for the flavors to meld.
  6. Note: can serve on a lettuce leaf chilled or at room temperature.
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Certainly looks like a tasty choice! I love to cook, and at a glance the ingredients are very complimentary. I think it will be a winning combo and look forward to making it. Thanks for sharing blondtoad.
09 Sep 14 by member: Foot Loose


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Nutrition summary:

There are 239 calories in 1 serving of Quinoa Salad with Black Beans.
Calorie break-down: 22% fat, 64% carbs, 15% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 54
Calories 239
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.98g 9%
  Saturated Fat 0.485g 2%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.404g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.474g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Potassium 49mg  
Total Carbohydrate 39.81g 13%
  Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
  Sugars 4.29g  
Protein 9.18g  
Vitamin A 83% Vitamin C 358%
Calcium 52% Iron 127%
of RDI*
(239 calories)
12% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (63%)
Fat (22%)
Protein (15%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories