Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Recipe submitted by Jin, Drip Depot, Imaging department

Serves up to 4-6 people


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1/4 cup of peas
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped red onion
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro/ or spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Once water starts boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until water has been absorbed, about 13-17 minutes. Once it's cooked, set aside to cool.
  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, about 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Combine quinoa, black beans, corn, peas, red onion, and chopped cilantro/spinach together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. 
  • Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.