Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

I love green salads but this Quinoa Black Bean Salad is a nice break from spinach and kale salads at my house. This recipe is from Kim over at Liv Life and this salad has been a family favorite ever since the first day that we tried it.

I’m a big fan of contrast. The texture of the quinoa, black beans and the corn are really pleasing contrasts and the flavor makes healthy eating enjoyable.

I like to make salads ahead of time so my lunch is ready and I don’t grab something to eat that I shouldn’t. 😉 No skipping lunch for me and no raging hunger right before dinner! One of my biggest downfalls used to be skipping breakfast and lunch, which usually did not end well for the day. I ended up eating more than if I would have just eaten a few things during the day. I like to make salads and sandwiches ahead of time so they are easy to grab if I am in a hurry or if hunger suddenly takes over. What is your favorite thing to have for lunch?

You can find the recipe for Kim’s Quinoa Black Bean Salad by clicking here. Kim is one of my favorite people. The recipes that we try from her blog become requested family faves. We really love her pancake recipes too. 

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  1. Kim Miller KellyKim Miller Kelly01-13-2014

    awww… You're a sweetie!! So glad you like this as much as we do!! I had actually forgotten about it the last few months, but my husband is on somewhat of a quinoa kick, I'm putting it back on the menu this week. Thanks, Dionne. I appreciate your kind words and compliment! XOXO

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin01-14-2014

      This recipe was in the back of the binder for awhile at our house too but it’s time to bring it out again! I always love making your recipes, my friend. :)

  2. BrooksBrooks01-15-2014

    We just purchased a big bag of quinoa, and this recipe has been bookmarked. Thanks for sharing the it, Dionne! Kim’s one of my favorite people too.

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