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

 

<Ingredients>

  • 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

 

<Directions>

  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😊

      Like

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