Zesty Quinoa Salad from Frutta Si

Zesty Quinoa Salad

Cook Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 2


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Add quinoa and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until water is completely absorbed and quinoa is tender (10-15 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
  3. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Stir in the cilantro; season with salt and black pepper and serve immediately or refrigerate. 

Red pepper flakes



Extra virgin olive oil

Ground cumin

Cherry tomatoes

Black beans


Green onions

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