The King of Quinoa Salads

This dish makes me want to rub my hands with glee (no, not the one with the singing dancing, teenagers).  I feel totally self-righteous with every forkful.  My internal yogi is giving me high fives.

Neon once described quinoa as “little, furry, scary, things”… and I suppose she isn’t far off the truth.  It isn’t exactly the most attractive of substances.  But oh my, is it good for you!

This dish is essentially the black bean & corn salad from my How to Combat mexican Withdrawal Symptoms post, with some quinoa thrown in to make it more of a meal in itself.

The best thing about this salad is that I don’t get bored of it immediately.  Normally, when I eat a salad, I won’t have one again for at least a week.  But this I can eat for dinner, followed by lunch, followed by dinner.  And I like to stretch it out over a few meals because quinoa isn’t the cheapest of ingredients.

Quinoa, Black Beans & Corn Salad

Serves: lots! It lasted me 3 decent sized meals


• 1 cup of quinoa cooked as per packet
• 1 tin of black beans
• 1 tin of sweetcorn
• 1 red pepper, finely diced
• 4 spring onions, finely diced
• 1 lime, juiced
• A big bunch of cilantro
• 2 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp ground coriander
• 1 tbsp hot sauce
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• Salt & pepper


• Chop everything that requires cooking, and throw together in a bowl with the cooked quinoa. Simples!


2 thoughts on “The King of Quinoa Salads

  1. Love quinoa! Love that it IS good for me! Love foods on which to spend but little time, but have plenty of ‘leftovers’! Love the look of this! Guess what next 😉 !

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