Santa Fe Quinoa Salad

Santa Fe Quinoa Salad

Prep & Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Salads & Sides
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water (for quinoa)
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 4 green onions, sliced


  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  • Rinse and drain the quinoa well. Place quinoa, water and a pinch of unrefined salt into a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large mixing bowl to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients (lime juice, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and maple syrup).
  • Add the quinoa, black beans, cilantro, red pepper and green onions. Toss gently.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Recipe by InspireHealth
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