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Southwest Black Bean Salad

  • Author: aimee


This Southwest Black Bean Salad is the perfect cold salad to pack for lunches or enjoy on the weekend – Vegan – Gluten Free – and oh so yummy!



  • 1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 scallions (diced)
  • 1 can black beans (drained)
  • 1/2 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked red quinoa
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • avocado (for serving (optional))


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and spices, and roast for 3-4 minutes. Add bell pepper, and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
  3. Gently toss quinoa, corn mixture, black beans, and lime juice/zest. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  4. Serve cold with avocado and chopped cilantro, if desired.