Quinoa Bean Salad

Cumin-Lime Quinoa Bean Salad Recipe

This delicious veggie and grain salad provides complete protein from the beans and quinoa, served with our tender greens and tossed in a zesty lime dressing.



  • 1 (5-oz) package Fresh Express 50/50 Mix
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup white cannellini or black beans, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped coarsely
  • 1 avocado, cut into pieces


  • Cook quinoa according to package directions and let cool.
  • Mix beans with vinegar and set aside.
  • In a salad bowl, empty the lettuce bag.
  • Top with red peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro, cooled quinoa and beans.
  • Toss well with enough dressing to coat.
  • Add avocado.
  • Toss again and divide the salad onto individual plates to serve.

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 4 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Dressing Instructions:

  • Blend all ingredients well.
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