Quinoa Salad

This super-nutritious grain salad is made with gluten-free quinoa and protein-rich black beans.

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup Simple Truth™ Mediterranean Quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1 1⁄2 cups Simple Truth Organic™ Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Simple Truth Organic™ Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup Simple Truth Organic™ Cilantro, chopped
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • In a saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and red pepper flakes together.
  • In a separate bowl, combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, zucchini and green onions together. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.