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Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad


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This Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for your favorite southwest meals. Loaded with familiar Tex-Mex flavors and wholesome ingredients, this dish is as delicious as it is nutritious.

a collage of quinoa black bean salad in a white, orange and green bowl with a fork above it with title text reading Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad

 

Every Tuesday at our house is Tex-Mex Tuesday. It used to be Taco Tuesday but I wanted more variety.

I usually try to incorporate a lot of fresh vegetables and nutrient-rich foods into our Tex-Mex Tuesday dinners. It’s easy when we’re having tacos or chicken tostadas.

It’s more challenging with entrees like chicken enchilada casserole and taco lasagna. That’s when this Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad comes to the rescue.

What Makes This Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad So Great

If you’re a fan of Tex-Mex food, this Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad is going to be one of your favorite side dishes. It’s loaded with the flavors you love – cumin, cilantro, corn, and if you choose, avocado and tomatoes.

a fork full of quinoa black bean salad above a white, orange and green bowl of more salad

Even better, this southwest salad is loaded with nutrients! In fact, between the quinoa and the black beans, you get a healthy dose of protein so this dish can stand alone as a vegetarian entree.

Of course, quinoa provides more than protein. You get a good dose of fiber, iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin, and manganese. In other words, it’s good for your blood cells, muscles, brain, and metabolism.

Aside from this recipe for quinoa black bean salad, here are 10 other ways to prepare and enjoy quinoa.

quinoa black bean salad in a white, orange and green bowl next to limes and avocado on a cloth

For those of you who are on a gluten-free diet, this is a dish you can enjoy without concern. Check out this 30-day Gluten-Free Instant Pot menu if you are looking for more gluten-free Instant Pot recipes.

From the black beans in this recipe, you also get a generous amount of calcium, omega-3s, and folic acid, providing additional support for your blood cells and brain. Plus, a bonus for your bones!

How often do you get to enjoy something that delights your taste buds as much as it nourishes your body? THAT is why I love this dish.

quinoa black bean salad in a white, orange and green bowl on a red napkin on a white table

Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad Recipe

Ready to make this Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.

Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad

This Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for your favorite southwest meals. Loaded with familiar Tex-Mex flavors and wholesome ingredients, this dish is as delicious as it is nutritious.
4.38 from 8 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 330 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad:

  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 cans black beans rinsed
  • 16 ounces frozen corn thawed
  • Optional- Chopped avocado and quartered grape tomatoes

Dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped

Instructions
 

  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté.
  • Add olive oil and onion.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent.
  • Add chicken stock and quinoa.
  • Set Instant Pot to Rice, low pressure, 6 minutes.
  • While cooking, combine black beans and corn.
  • Add cooked quinoa to the black beans and corn.
  • Add dressing ingredients to a medium bowl, and whisk until combined.
  • Pour dressing over quinoa mixture.
  • Mix until just combined.
  • Serve with avocado and quartered grape tomatoes.

Notes

Weight Watchers Freestyle = 6 Points per serving for 6 servings

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 398mgPotassium: 577mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 3mg
Keyword easy side dish, instant pot, quinoa black bean salad
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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Quinoa Black Bean Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    I still have never tried quinoa but I Hear that it is really good. And this recipe sounds am going to make this before the weekend is over.

    Reply
    • I love its nutty flavor. If you like brown rice, you’ll love it. If you end up making this salad, please come back and let me know your thoughts on it. Have a great weekend!

      Reply

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