Quinoa & Black Bean Salad with Mixed Leaves, Beetroot, & Chicken

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    Christine Meehan

  • November 22, 2022

  • Beginner

Why Quinoa? I love quinoa (pronounced Keen-w-awh)! It is such a powerful food and very easy to make. It is nutrient dense containing B vitamins, Iron, copper, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous & more. It is very rich in fibre, high in antioxidants & anti inflammatory properties. It is gluten free and high in protein. As part of a healthy diet it may help with blood sugar regulation, weight management and triglyceride levels. Plus its super easy to make and incorporate into the diet. Recipe from Jayne Whitty - Sásta Nutritional Therapy

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad with Mixed Leaves, Beetroot, & Chicken
  • Servings

    2 PEOPLE


  • 1 Cup Quinoa

  • 1 Yellow Pepper

  • 1 Red Onion

  • 1 Cucumber

  • 6 Vine Tomatoes

  • 1 Can Black Beans

  • 1 Stock Cube (Optional)

  • Sweetcorn (Optional)

  • Chicken (Optional)

  • Juice of 1 Lime

  • A little olive oil


  1. Wash Quinoa and add 2 cups of water, include your stock cube here and bring to the boil and let simmer for 12 - 15 or until water has been absorbed

  2. Chop the cucumber, yellow pepper, red onion (or a few scallions), vine tomatoes, and add in 1 can of black beans.

  3. You can add in sweet corn also, I didn't as my other half doesn't like them. Mix up and add the cooked & cooled quinoa.

  4. Add juice of 1 lime with extra virgin olive oil and some salt as a dressing and mix with salad.

  5. Now you've 80% of your lunches for the next few days done and in the fridge. You just need to add some leaves, beetroot or other salad favourites with a little protein and there you have it!

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