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Quinoa Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe

Quinoa Salad    

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Quinoa Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Recipe explodes with taste using bacon, quinoa, black beans, bell pepper, green onions, lime juice, mustard, chili powder and cilantro to create is delicious quinoa recipe.


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 3 cups cooked tri-color or white quinoa, cooled
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp whole-grain mustard (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped


  • Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon. Cook until browned and crispy, about 3 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add quinoa, beans, bell pepper and green onions to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add lime juice, mustard, chili powder and salt to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add oil in a slow, steady stream while whisking, until emulsified and warm. Crumble cooked bacon and stir into dressing.
  • Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and stir to coat. Gently stir in cilantro and serve warm or refrigerate.
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