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Quinoa Salad with Kale, Corn, and Black Beans

Course Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author www.monicaswanson.com


  • I double this for our family
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa 1 1/2 cups uncooked
  • 1 cup fresh kale torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup corn frozen, or fresh
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • optional 1-2 cooked chicken breasts, diced.
  • optional 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (or your choice) cut into small cubes or shredded.
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped.
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or according to taste--add a little at a time and check texture and flavor
  • 2 T. cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste--usually takes a bit more for mine.
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper or to taste--
  • *optional add chopped veggies like onion, red or green pepper.


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions (I sometimes cook it in chicken or veggie broth)
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, combining well.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, and olive oil according to taste. I like a lot of lime juice so I add a bit extra of that as well.
  4. ENJOY!!