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Published on June 17, 2020

Quinoa, Black Bean, and Summer Squash Salad

Healthy Meals Made Easy

This recipe, from food blogger Kimberly A. Morales’s “Poor Girl Eats Well” website, mixes bountiful summer vegetables with protein-rich quinoa and black beans for a one-dish meal that also makes a perfect side dish.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 cup chopped assorted summer squash (zucchini, pattypan, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup fresh key lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the dressing by vigorously whisking together the last five ingredients in a small bowl until completely combined.Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the quinoa, beans, squash,tomato, and onion and toss together.
  3. Pour the dressing into the salad and mix well.Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to let the flavors incorporate.

Makes 4 servings with 147 calories, 8 g fa

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