Enjoy this quinoa and black bean salad as a delicious and quick vegetarian main dish or as a side for grilled chicken or steak. And don't forget the leftovers! They make an easy lunch on the go.
Preheat a gas grill or charcoal grill to medium (350-400 degrees F). Grill corn, uncovered and turning occasionally, until tender and charred on all sides, about 10 minutes. Grill zucchini, uncovered and turning once, until charred and tender, about 2 minutes per side. (Alternatively, heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until charred and tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Grill zucchini, turning once, until charred and tender, about 2 minutes per side.) Coarsely chop zucchini and cut kernels from the cobs.
Whisk oil, lime juice and cumin in a large bowl. Add the zucchini, the corn, quinoa, arugula, beans and half each of pico de gallo, cilantro, cheese and avocado. Gently toss to combine.
Top with the remaining pico de gallo, cilantro, cheese and avocado.
To make ahead: Prepare salad as directed, omitting avocado. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Add avocado just before serving.
This healthy salad is my new go-to lunch.