Originally posted May 27, 2012

quinoa with black beans, avocado, and corn

quinoa with black beans, avocado, and corn by joanie

This simple and delicious salad has what you want: quinoa, avocado, and fresh corn. The end.


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 red or white onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 corn, kernels only
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lime, juiced
2 servings


In a large saute pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the quinoa and let toast for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add water and cover. Cook 10 minutes. Remove cover. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

Remove from heat and serve immediately.

30 minutes



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Eating for England
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