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Instant Pot Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad

This Instant Pot Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad is both delicious and healthy! A lovely mix of quinoa, black beans, corn, a tangy dressing & prepared in less than 15 minutes in your instant pot.  

 

 I have been using my instant pot a lot lately and loving all of the delicious and healthy choices.  This Instant Pot Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad is such a perfect example. It is very quickly becoming one of my favorites.  This superfood salad is also vegan & gluten free.  I love to load mine up with freshly sliced Avocado.  Avocado’s are super nutritious and have many other health benefits.  

This salad makes a great entree or pairs wonderfully as a side dish.  I have served this salad with both my Instant Pot Sous Vide Steak Fajitas and instant pot chicken fajita’s and it was AMAZING! 

The gorgeous colors alone make me want to dig right into this salad.  I absolutely adore the flavors of the black beans, corn, avocado’s & tomatoes together.  Eating a variety of colorful food provides additional vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body.    

OMG look how delicious this is paired with my Instant Pot Sous Vide Steak Fajitas!! 

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Instant Pot Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 

This Instant Pot Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad is both delicious and healthy! A lovely mix of  quinoa, black beans, corn, a tangy dressing & prepared in less than 15 minutes in your instant pot.  

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 8
Calories: 329 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 cans black beans rinsed
  • 16 ounces frozen corn thawed
  • Optional- Chopped avocado and quartered grape tomatoes
Dressing ingredients-
  • Juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté.
  2. Add olive oil and onion.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent.
  4. Add chicken stock and quinoa.
  5. Set Instant Pot to Rice, low pressure, 6 minutes.
  6. While cooking, combine black beans and corn.
  7. Add cooked quinoa to the black beans and corn.
  8. Add dressing ingredients to a medium bowl, and whisk until combined.
  9. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture.
  10. 10. Mix until just combined.
  11. 11. Serve with avocado and quartered grape tomatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Potassium 576mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 7.9%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 15.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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