Meatless Monday Recipes: Fiesta Black Bean and Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lime & Avocado Dressing courtesy of inSHAPE

Looks delicious!

Behind the Pass

Sometimes life deserves a little fiesta! This super healthy black bean and quinoa dish defines the beauty of meatless, and the dressing is divine. With lime juice & green chili sauce for fiery zest, your Monday dinner will be a little party in your tummy.


  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 1/2 cups red quinoa
  • 4-5 cups of your preferred greens
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 carrot and/or any other salad veggie
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 limes
  • 2 tbsp. greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. green chile tabasco
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil


First, prepare the beans. I’ve used canned beans before (2 cups is about equal to one standard can). If you go this route, drain the beans and run water over them to diminish the sodium a bit. Chop and saute your onion with olive oil, salt and pepper, then add…

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