Tomato and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
A light and healthy corn, tomato, and black bean quinoa salad. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is both vegan and gluten free.


  • 1/2 cup organic gluten free red quinoa I used Trader Joe's
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1/2 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne red pepper


  1. Combine quinoa and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed. Meanwhile, add corn, beans, tomatoes, oil, lime, basil and cilantro to a large bowl. Add cooked quinoa and season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Toss to combine.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy side dish, Gluten Free, Healthy Recipes, Quinoa, Tomato and Black Bean Quinoa Salad