Tex-Mex Black Bean Corn Quinoa Salad Recipe

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A simple, filling quinoa salad recipe with creamy black beans, sweet corn, green (or red) onions, spicy jalapeno, tangy feta cheese, fresh cilantro, baby spinach, and a light cumin-lime dressing. The perfect light dinner or easy lunch!

Recipe by: layersofhappiness.com

Servings: 6


1 1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked

1/2 cup white cheddar cheese cubes

2 Tablespoons feta cheese crumbles

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can sweet yellow corn, drained and rinsed

1 cup spinach, roughly chopped

1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced (you could also use 1/4 finely chopped red onion for a stronger onion taste)

1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

1 small jalapeño, seeded and deveined, minced

For the dressing:

1/2 cup Lime juice {2 Limes}

2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Make dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients: lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside. READ MORE

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