Quinoa pilaf is combined with zesty black bean corn salsa to create a healthy side dish full of fresh flavor.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Black Bean Corn Salsa
Quinoa Pilaf


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare the Black Bean Corn Salsa: In a large bowl combine black beans, tomatoes, corn, green onions, cilantro, oil, lime juice, salt, cumin, and ground black pepper. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • To prepare the Quinoa Pilaf: In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add quinoa; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until quinoa is lightly browned.

  • Add broth and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Add Black Bean and Corn Salsa to quinoa mixture; heat through. If desired, garnish with jalapeno slices.


Tips: Look for quinoa at a health food store or in the grains section of a large supermarket.

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 23g; dietary fiber 3g; fat 3g; sodium 227mg.