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Friday, March 31, 2017

Quinoa with Black Beans and Tomato-Quinoa Black Bean Salad Recipe

I love quinoa as it is healthy, easy to cook and super delicious. You can make this salad in a jiffy, if you have leftover quinoa or cooked quinoa ready. It is wholesome, easy to prepare and makes a filling lunch. Today we will learn how to make quinoa with black beans, tomato and capsicum following this easy recipe.

Quinoa with Black Beans and Tomato

Quinoa Black Bean Salad Recipe

Quinoa Black Bean Salad Recipe

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Recipe CategoryQuinoa
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   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

    For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


Wash quinoa well and cook covered with 1 cup of water in a pan. Fluff it with a fork and keep it aside.

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. Saute until onions turn transparent. Add paprika and saute for a few more minutes.

Quinoa with Black Bean, tomato and capsicum

Add chopped tomatoes, capsicum, cooked quinoa, cooked black beans and salt needed. Mix well (no need to cook) and remove from heat.

Quinoa Black Bean Salad recipe

Add lemon juice and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

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/pachadi.

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  1. What is QUINOA known in Tamil & English . Thx

  2. Looks awesome. You dont need to cook quinoa?

    1. You have to cook quinoa. It is mentioned under preparations.


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