Quinoa Bean Salad

Quinoa bean salad is a low-fat and nutritious salad that is easy to prepare. This salad made with ingredients that are good for your health, including kidney beans and quinoa. Kidney beans are very high in fibre, protein, and antioxidants and they are commonly included in vegetarian diet. They are great in various dishes including soups or salads like quinoa bean salad.

Prized for many health benefits kidney beans boast the following: Cancer prevention, improve brain functions, blood sugar regulation, digestive tract health, and cardiovascular benefits.

Quinoa is a versatile and gluten-free grain and it is one of the most protein rich food we can eat. Quinoa has twice as much fibre as most other grains. It also has iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin (B2), and high in manganese.

So adding 1/2 cup, or a cup, of quinoa bean salad to your meal on a regular basis can supply your body with lots of essential vitamins and minerals.

Easy Quinoa Bean Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can black or dark red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 can corn, rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 finely diced onion, more to preference
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa, and the easiest method is steaming using automatic rice steamer: 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly
  3. Refrigerate and let all flavours infuse overnight
  4. Serve chilled or heat in microwave for up to 60 seconds for a warm quinoa bean salad