Triple Threat Special Salad Ideas: Quinoa, Pea and Black Bean Salad w/ #Cumin Vinaigrette

Triple Threat Special Salad Ideas: Quinoa, Pea and Black Bean Salad w/ #Cumin Vinaigrette

Special Salad Ideas: Quinoa, Pea and Black Bean Salad With Cumin Vinaigrette


The inspiration for finding this recipe came from BBG Fitnation on instagram and the recipe is from

 This salad is packed with 9 grams protein, 32 grams of carbs, 7 gram of fiber, and only 252 calories!


1 cup quinoa

1 ½ cups water

Salt to taste

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans

¾ cup fresh English peas (1 pound in the pod), raw or steamed 5 minutes (to taste)

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 serrano chili, seeded if desired and finely chopped (optional)

½ cup chopped cilantro, plus several sprigs for garnish

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar

1 small garlic clove, puréed

½ teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, or a combination of olive oil and grapeseed oil

¼ cup buttermilk


  1. Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse several times with cold water. Place in a medium saucepan with 1 1/2 cups water and salt to taste. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15 minutes, until the grains display a threadlike spiral and the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat, remove the lid and place a dish towel over the pan, then return the lid to the pan and let sit for 10 minutes or longer undisturbed. Transfer to a salad bowl and fluff with forks.
  2. Toss the black beans, peas, red pepper, chili pepper and cilantro with the quinoa.
  3. Mix together the lime juice, vinegar, salt to taste, garlic and cumin. Whisk in the olive oil and the buttermilk. Toss with the salad and serve.

Advance preparation: This will keep for a day in the refrigerator before serving, and the leftovers will be good for a couple of days. Vegetables.


Nutritional information per serving


252 calories; 9 grams total fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 2 grams polyunsaturated fat; 5 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 32 grams carbohydrates; 7 grams dietary fiber; 217 milligrams sodium; 9 grams protein

#Vegetarian, #Healthy, #Gluten Free, #High Fiber, #Low Cholesterol, #Black Bean, #Pea, #Quinoa





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