The variety of textures and colors was wonderful, but the dressing was not as flavorful as it could have been. I think there just wasn't enough dressing, next time I would double the amount of dressing.
Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing
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ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 03/28/11
GerrieHope Posted: 06/09/11
Made this on a 96+ degree day. Used red quinoa and edamame. So refreshing!
TanyaMarie Posted: 04/12/11
I made this yesterday and LOVED it! This was great
CaFoodFan Posted: 07/22/11
My husband loves his red meat, but I try to serve at least one meatless meal a week. I substituted edamame for the lima beans to up the protein and make it more filling as a main dish. I'll be putting this into my menu rotation. I also really like the dressing and have made it for other salads. It even tastes good without the basil when making it for a tossed salad.
emmmmmmmma Posted: 08/15/11
This was really good! I didn't use lima beans (and meant to sub edamame but forgot!), and didn't have carrot or onion (and added corn), but followed the recipe pretty well otherwise. I used a little maple syrup instead of sugar and that was yummmm. My husband who doesn't like tofu normally liked it in this, and liked everything about it! So did my almost 2 year old! I'm making it again :) Thanks!
LisaMc1061 Posted: 01/19/12
This is so good! The recipe makes a huge amount,perfect for taking as lunch for the week!
Sachs1 Posted: 04/28/13
Really good flavors and easily adaptable to what you have in the pantry. I followed others recommendations and increased the dressing, which is needed if you plan on leftovers. Even our 3 yr old liked it. Tofu, beans, and quinoa are staples of our diet so I am pleased to discover this recipe.
ngsharp Posted: 08/05/12
Love this salad. No change in ingredients, but did add extra dressing. Makes alot.
Emz101 Posted: 03/08/13
I really wanted to like this recipe, but it just didn't taste good to me. The quinoa turned out mushy, and honestly it just had that cardboard healthy flavor to me. I wouldn't make this again.
LeslieR71 Posted: 04/16/12
Excellent and great tasting. I used edadame instead of lima beans. Highly recommend for a warm night and great leftover lunch.
portland Posted: 04/20/13
this is the best quinoa salad recipe that i have tried. all the different flavors and textures work well together. i especially liked the lemon-mustard dressing.
KCSeattle Posted: 05/31/12
This was delicious!! Really great for a warm summer evening.
DohertyDogs Posted: 04/08/13
Terrific! Nice textures and colors. Flavors meld well. Even my carnivore husband really likes it. Would be nice at a picnic, but can certainly stand on its own.
johnnycakes Posted: 09/03/12
I made this salad without the tofu or lima beans and served it as a side dish to halibut. It was delicious...nice and light and very flavorful.
osequin Posted: 04/13/12
This recipe is outstanding. I made a few tweaks. The main one is I used Israeli couscous instead of the quinoa. I omitted the tofu, added a splash of red wine vinegar to the dressing, and substituted shelled edamame for the lima beans. I would recommend adding a little more dijon mustard as the couscous absorbed the dressing quickly. A great summer dish for any time of year.