Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Have you ever wondered what to make for meatless Monday, a quick meal for a busy evening, or an excellent side dish for a pot luck at work? This dish is the answer. This Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is a quick dish that can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes, will hold well for days in the fridge, and packs plenty of plant-based protein and fiber to keep you and your family full for hours. 


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3-4 large tomatos chopped
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic salt (depending on taste)
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 large avocado, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Combine all ingredients and let chill for 1 hour. 

This dish can be served alone for a meatless meal or it can be combined with grilled chicken or salmon for additional protein.