Bright and colourful this Orange & Black Bean Quinoa Salad is quick and easy to prepare. Vegan and gluten-free, this is a delicious recipe filled with invigorating flavours. Perfect when the weather is a bit grey and you are craving something fresh.
At this season, I like to add some oranges which go so well with black beans and make this salad extra juicy.
I use a combination of white, red and black quinoa which you will find in the shops under tricolour or rainbow quinoa.
To speed things up, you can prepare the rest of the ingredients while the quinoa is cooking.
The dressing is made with olive oil, cider vinegar, lime juice, maple syrup, garlic and a dash of ground cumin. For an extra kick, I like to add some chilli flakes.
This Orange & Black Bean Quinoa Salad makes a balanced meal on its own as quinoa is a complete plant-based protein. This dish is loaded with fruits and vegetables and the black beans bring extra protein and fiber. It is also gluten-free.
If you are looking for additional Winter salad inspiration, check my Moroccan cauliflower and quinoa salad below. It is bursting with the delicious flavours of ras el hanout. Tossed in a lemon dressing, it is topped with plump flame raisins, chopped almonds, juicy pomegranate seeds as well as freshly chopped parsley and mint. So flavoursome!
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If you enjoy Mexican cuisine then look out for my one-post Mexican quinoa stew which makes a hearty and healthy vegan main course that the whole family can enjoy. Ready in 40 mins, I like to serve it with crushed tortilla chips, diced avocado, fresh coriander, some (dairy-free) cream and grated cheese on top.