Black bean, sweetcorn and quinoa salad

    40 min

    A satisfying and healthy combination of quinoa, sweetcorn, black beans and red pepper. Dress with avocado oil, as suggested, or go for olive oil instead. Packed lunch perfection!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 475ml chicken stock
    • 170g uncooked quinoa
    • 170g frozen sweetcorn
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    • lime, zested
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
    • 1 (400g) tin black beans, drained
    • 1 small red pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring chicken stock to the boil in a large saucepan. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until stock is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sweetcorn. Cover and let stand until corn is warmed through, about 5 minutes.
    2. Whisk lime juice, red wine vinegar, lime zest and cumin together in a large bowl. Whisk in avocado oil. Add black beans, red pepper, red onion and coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in quinoa and sweetcorn.

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    Great salad but I didn't like the dressing. I only had olive oil so maybe the cumin would taste better with avocado oil. In the end we had it with just the lime and olive oil. Will definitely make again.  -  06 Jun 2017


    Yes. I’ll make it again. I didn’t have lime zest but it was so good anyway.  -  12 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is great! The addition of lime zest gives it a nice boost of flavor. I added a red bell pepper for extra flavor and substituted canola oil for avocado oil, because I don't have any. I omit the cilantro for the picky eaters--I'm sure it would balance well with the lime though. I juiced the lime used for the zest--it doesn't make sense to use the packaged lime juice when you have the better fresh option. I make this salad all the time, and even the carnivores in my family love it. Thanks!  -  16 Aug 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)