Quinoa Bean Salad

Quinoa Bean Salad

This vibrant salad has so many beautiful colors, beans for extra protein, and a lemony dressing that kids will love!


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (12-ounce) box kidney beans
  • 1 cup canned corn
  • 1 finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  1. Combine the quinoa and water in a saucepan; cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed
  2. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and transfer to a large bowl. Add the beans, corn, bell pepper, and cilantro.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over the quinoa mixture, then add the balsamic, olive oil, and cumin, stirring to coat.

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