Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Quinoa Nutritions

Prep Time: 15 mins and Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients needed:

  • Quinoa - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic - 2-3 cloves
  • Capsicum - 1 small size
  • Tomato - 1 big
  • Black Beans (cooked) - 1/4
  • Paprika - 1 tsp or as needed
  • Salt needed
  • Olive oil - 2 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


  • Rinse Quinoa for few times in cold water.
  • Bring Quinoa and Water to a boil in a medium Saucepan, and then reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes until Quinoa is fluffy and cooked through. Remove from heat and let set for five minutes or so.
  • If using dried black beans, wash and soak it overnight. Pressure cook with a little salt for 3 whistles until soft.
  • Finely chop Onions, Ginger (after peeling the skin) and Garlic finely.
  • Heat Oil in a pan, add Onions, Ginger and Garlic. Sauté until Onions turn transparent. Add Paprika and Sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Add chopped Tomatoes, Capsicum, cooked Quinoa, cooked Black Beans and salt needed. Mix well (no need to cook) and remove from heat.
  • Add Lemon juice and garnish with finely chopped Coriander leaves.
  • Enjoy it warm. As we have added lot of vegetables and Black Beans, you do not need any side dish for this. But if preferred enjoy it with Raita/Pickle.