Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing - Slimmr

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

This revitalizing salad contains less than 300 calories per serving and is rich in plant-based protein. Let’s dive into this easy-to-follow recipe for two.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Salad:

150g quinoa

200g canned black beans, drained and rinsed

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 small red onion, finely chopped

1 corn cob, kernels removed (or use canned corn)

1 small cucumber, diced

Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, for garnish

For the Avocado-Lime Dressing:

1 ripe avocado

Juice of 2 limes

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Quinoa:

Rinse the quinoa under cold running water.

In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the rinsed quinoa.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.

2. Assemble the Salad:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled quinoa, drained and rinsed black beans, diced red bell pepper, finely chopped red onion, corn kernels, and diced cucumber.

3. Prepare the Avocado-Lime Dressing:

In a blender or food processor, combine the flesh of the ripe avocado, lime juice, minced garlic, olive oil, and water. Blend until you have a creamy and smooth dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Add the Avocado-Lime Dressing:

Pour the prepared Avocado-Lime Dressing over the salad ingredients.

5. Toss and Coat:

Gently toss the salad to evenly coat all the ingredients with the creamy dressing.

6. Serve and Garnish:

Divide the Quinoa and Black Bean Salad between two plates.

Sprinkle fresh cilantro leaves on top of each portion for a burst of freshness.

7. Enjoy Your Refreshing Quinoa and Black Bean Salad!

This Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing is a satisfying and balanced lunch option that’s rich in plant-based protein. With quinoa, black beans, and a creamy avocado-lime dressing, it’s a refreshing and delicious midday meal. Enjoy your flavorful and nutritious creation!