Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad

I like to check the deli corner at grocery stores. They inspire me for new recipes and allow me to get to know how to cook the specific produce/products. 

Black beans and quinoa. They are new ingredients for me so I always look for a way to enjoy them. This recipe is inspired by one of my local grocery’s deli corner. If I buy two packages of this salad from them, the cost is double but since I had all ingredients ready at home, why not I should try cooking on my own? So here we go! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Black Bean,Corn, and Quinoa Salad

black bean corn quinoa salad



  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 corn on the cob – steamed and removed from the cob
  • 1/2 cup black bean – drained
  • 1/8 onion – finely chopped
  • 1/2 large tomato – chopped
  • 1/4 medium carrot – finely chopped
  • 1/2 large cucumber – thinly sliced
  • 5~8 jalapeno pickles
  • 1.5 large lime for juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Some cayenne pepper
  • Some parsley
  • 1/2 large avocado – sliced



  1. Bring water and quinoa together and bring it to medium high heat. When water is boiled, reduce heat low and cook for about 30min.
  2. Toss all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and transfer to a plate.
  3. Top with avocado, tomato, lime and enjoy!

black bean corn quinoa salad

Refreshing and healthy eat! Yum! 

Some people would be surprised to know a person isn’t familiar with black beans, but here I am! When I started to live in the US, I knew black beans but beans make me full so quick, so I was avoiding them. A picky big eater now regrets that and keeps black beans ready in the pantry:)


<Other Tasty Salad to Try>

Quinoa and Vegetable salad

radish quinoa salad

Onion Tomato Salad

tomato and onion salad

Creamy Tomato Salad 

creamy tomato salad

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Such a pretty and highly nutritious salad. Perfect for fresh corn season! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you for warm comment!😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Linda K says:

    A perfect summer salad. Love your use of the avocado in the presentation!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Hello Linda, thank you for warm comment😊


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