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Quinoa Salad with Black Beans Recipe (High Protein, Gluten Free, Vegan)

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This Quinoa Salad with Black Beans recipe is a fresh and healthy lunch or side dish, loaded with vegetables, and high in fiber and plant based protein! This is a great recipe for healthy meal prep during the week and is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free.

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This Quinoa Salad with Black Beans is a heavenly lunch recipe, made with all the vegetables and smothered in a tangy lime vinaigrette dressing. Packed with red pepper, carrots, fresh kale, black beans, and corn – this salad is the perfect side dish for a party, BBQ, or dinner.  Its perfect to make ahead, meal prep, or batch cook too!

This Black Bean Quinoa Salad Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • Inexpensive
  • Versatile
  • Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Vegan

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Healthy High Protein Party Salads

This Rainbow Quinoa Salad was always my favorite dish to bring to a pot luck or a party when I lived in California!  Its a great summer salad packed with tons of fresh vegetables and a light citrus-y dressing. Even after about 10 years, this is still my favorite quinoa salad to make as a quick lunch or party food!  Its perfect to make ahead for a party or BBQ as the flavors only get better with a day or two in the fridge.

What’s In This Quinoa Salad with Black Beans Recipe?

  • Bell Pepper, Corn, Carrots, Kale – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

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Make Ahead Quinoa Salad

This bean and quinoa salad is a fantastic and simple recipe to make ahead. Great for a busy weeknight, for entertaining, or just for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking.  I like to prep one (or a few) of these ahead of time, and save some for later. 

Having ready cooked meals in the fridge or freezer is a great way to enjoy home cooked meals when you don’t have time in the kitchen.  Freezing ingredients is also a great way to use up food that may be expiring soon.  Check out all my make ahead meals on The Herbeevore for some inspo to help you prep, keep, heat, and heat!

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Frozen Vegetable Salad Recipes For the Win!

I used a few frozen veggies for this recipe instead of  fresh produce: like corn and edamame. Frozen produce is a great option for finding fresh and flavorful vegetables in the off season. Frozen vegetables are often picked at peak ripeness, so they are a much better option than canned.  Check out all my recipes that use Freezer Ingredients on The Herbeevore – great for those nights when you want dinner ready fast! And check out my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples for long-lasting staples that I always keep on hand.

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Black Bean Quinoa Salad Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free quinoa salad with black beans recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Quinoa Salad with Black Beans

The Herbeevore
This Quinoa Salad with Black Beans recipe is a fresh and healthy lunch or side dish, loaded with vegetables, and high in fiber and plant based protein! This is a great recipe for healthy meal prep during the week and is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the cooked quinoa, bell pepper, carrots, corn, avocado, and kale.
  • Open can of black beans and drain over a colander in the sink.  Rinse the beans, drain them, and add them to the quinoa salad.
  • In a pint sized mason jar add the olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Shake thoroughly, and pour over salad.
  • Mix all together and taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if desired.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 232mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4360IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
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