This quinoa salad is so fresh and light, and it’s the perfect side dish to go with wonton taco cups. If your kids haven’t tried quinoa before, this is a great first recipe to introduce it to them.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 5

Serving Size: ½ cup

  • Calories: 82
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15g


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

How To Make It

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl add all ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.

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