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Quinoa Black Bean Salad

An Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

10-15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


4 people


  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Hojiblanca or Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups diced or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced pepper (red or green)
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño chiles
  • salt and pepper


  • Cook the quinoa in the water and allow to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, combine the Hojiblanca or Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lime juice, cumin, coriander, cilantro and scallions.
  • Stir in the beans, tomatoes, bell peppers and chiles.
  • Add the cooled quinoa.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve cold.
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