quinoa millet grain salad with black beans and avocados
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5 from 1 vote

Mixed Grains Salad with Avocado and Black Beans

Quick, healthy mixed grains salad of quinoa and millet tossed with black beans, avocado slices, and grapes, dressed with lime juice and rice vinegar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grains salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 472kcal
Author: Susan Pridmore

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa I used white
  • 1/2 cup uncooked millet grain
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 garlic cloves minced ( or 1 tsp Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic Paste)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ cup halved red grapes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped + more for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice or rice vinegar
  • 1 avocado pit removed and diced into chunks
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

Instructions

  • Bring the vegetable broth to a simmer in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add the quinoa and millet and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa and millet are cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
  • Note: for tips on cooking quinoa, go here.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the black beans, garlic, cumin, and grapes, cooking for a few minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat.
  • Transfer the grains to a large mixing bowl, and add onion-bean mixture and toss to combine. Stir in remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss with nutritional yeast.
  • Garnish with additional cilantro.

Notes

Slightly modified from Natural Noshing blog.
Calories were calculated using the VeryWell Fit nutrition calculator for 4 servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 472kcal