Health Food Recipe with Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

How about a quinoa and black bean salad? It’s a hearty and nutritious dish that’s packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and drain well.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, bell pepper, onion, avocado, and cherry tomatoes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  5. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Stir in the chopped cilantro, if using.
  7. Serve the salad at room temperature or chilled.

This dish can be served as a main course or as a side dish, and it’s great for meal prep, too! You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy! 

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