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This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner!

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com

I am coming off the most gnarly cold and am craving all of the veggies…and just healthy stuff in general. The first thing on my list was this Black Bean Quinoa Salad. It requires minimal work to make, is packed with veggies & plant protein, and is super tasty! The dressing is light and has the perfect tang from lime juice. The prep time for this recipe is super quick since we are going to use leftover quinoa. And the veggies add the perfect crunch. This is my dream meal prep salad!

Step One: Make the Dressing

I love the dressing for this Black Bean Quinoa Salad! It is super light, but has so much flavor! For the dressing you need:

  • avocado oil
  • garlic
  • lime juice
  • apple cider vinegar
  • maple syrup
  • salt & pepper

Add everything to a bowl and mix to combine. I recommend adding the lime juice & apple cider vinegar a little at a time. This will allow you to control the acidity and have the dressing taste exactly how you want it.

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Step Two: Assemble

I used leftover quinoa to keep this recipe super simple. If you don’t have any leftover quinoa see the recipe notes to see how I cook mine.

To a VERY large bowl add the chilled quinoa, red cabbage, red onion, jalapeño, green onion, cilantro and black beans. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until everything is coated and combined.

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com
This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Step Three: Serve

You can serve the salad right away (at room temp) or pop it in the fridge to chill for an hour or two. It is delicious both ways!

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com

This is also great for meal prep. Make the salad, transfer to individual containers and keep in the fridge for easy lunches or dinners.

This salad has everything – protein, grains, veggies. It’s a complete meal, easy to make and super delicious. A win-win-win!

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com
This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner!
5 from 5 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine – add lime juice & vinegar a little at a time to find your right balance. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Set aside.
  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Notes

  • If making the quinoa same day, prepare it ahead of time to give it enough time to chill. Add 1 cup (rinsed) dry white quinoa to a sauce pan with 2 cups broth (or water). Bring to a boil, cover, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Allow to cool to room temperature before adding to the salad. Place in the fridge to speed up the process.
  • This makes 4 dinner servings or 6-8 side dish servings.
  • This can be prepped ahead of time and kept in the fridge. It will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge.
Calories: 422kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 20g
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
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This Black Bean Quinoa Salad is filled with crunchy veggies, a light lime dressing, black beans and chilled quinoa. The perfect lunch or dinner | ThisSavoryVegan.com