Tex-Mex Black Bean Corn Quinoa Salad Recipe

A simple, filling quinoa salad recipe with creamy black beans, sweet corn, green (or red) onions, spicy jalapeno, tangy feta cheese, fresh cilantro, baby spinach, and a light cumin-lime dressing. The perfect light dinner or easy lunch!

Recipe by: layersofhappiness.com

Servings: 6


1 1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup white cheddar cheese cubes
2 Tablespoons feta cheese crumbles
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can sweet yellow corn, drained and rinsed
1 cup spinach, roughly chopped
1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced (you could also use 1/4 finely chopped red onion for a stronger onion taste)
1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1 small jalapeƱo, seeded and deveined, minced

For the dressing:
1/2 cup Lime juice {2 Limes}
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Make dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients: lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside. READ MORE

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