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Quinoa, Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad

300-Calorie Easy, Filling, End-of-Summer Salad

Take advantage of in-season Summer veg and whip up this simple eight-ingredient salad made with garden-fresh corn and tomatoes. This is sure to be a hit at your next get-together, no matter the weather since it tastes delicious served warm or cold.

Because it's made with beloved whole-grain quinoa, each 300-calorie serving offers almost nine grams of filling fibre and 16 grams of protein. This meal is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and iron — 21 percent of your daily recommended amount! And it comes together in less than 30 minutes.

Quinoa, Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR

Quinoa, Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad


  1. 60 grams uncooked quinoa (red, white, or mixed)
    240 ml vegetable broth
    420 grams black beans, rinsed and drained
    125 grams corn, fresh or frozen
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 tablespoon maple syrup
    175 grams cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Add dry quinoa and veg broth to a pot; cover and turn on high heat. Just as it comes to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Do not remove the cover.
  2. After 20 minutes, remove from the heat. Mix in the black beans, corn, cumin, and maple syrup.
  3. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then stir in the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Enjoy warm or cold.
Source: Calorie Count
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