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Loaded Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Quinoa Black Bean Salad loaded up with all the good stuff is exactly what you need in order to feel nourished, satisfied, and healthy.
Course Main Dishes {Vegetarian}
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1kcal
Author Holly

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 3-4 cups mixed spring greens
  • 1 14.5 ounce can black beans, drained & rinsd
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ bell pepper diced (any color - I used orange)
  • ½ cup cooked shelled edamame
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • salsa optional for topping
  • vegan sour cream optional for topping
  • vegan ranch dressing optional for topping

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, bring uncooked quinoa and water to a boil. Once boiling, lower to a light simmer and cover for about 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is light and fluffy. (Make sure to keep an eye on it, as the water will often cook out quicker than you think, leaving you with burnt quinoa that's not cooked through properly.)
  • In a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients together. Add in the cooked quinoa and toss again to combine.
  • Divide among 2 large salad bowls and top with any additional toppings such as a vegan ranch, sour cream, or salsa if desired. Would also be tasty with an oil and vinegar dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal