A truly nutritious salad using healthy vegetables and whole grains, to create a colourful and tasty salad.

Serves 4 as a main meal or 8 as a side dish


2 cup quinoa, soaked overnight and cooked for 30 minutes with 4 cups of water.  Leave to cool.

2 cans black beans, drained
2 red peppers, chopped into small pieces
1 yellow pepper, chopped into small pieces
1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped

Optional:  2 spring onions finely sliced or 1 small red onion finely chopped
Optional: fresh pineapple or mango diced into bite-size pieces.  These compliment this salad with their freshness, whichever one you choose!


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a big bowl and serve into individual dishes.

To compliment this salad, I love a simple balsamic and olive oil dressing adding a few chilli flakes for that very mild kick!

Balsamic & Olive Oil Salad Dressing

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp chilli flakes
Salt & pepper to taste

Whisk all these ingredients together and then drizzle onto the salad.

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