Cardiac Kitchen: Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

Check out our heart-healthy recipe for Black Bean & Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing! CIS registered dietitian Noelle Comeaux shares her tips straight from our cardiac kitchen at our CIS Intensive Cardiac Rehab.

Black Bean & Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

Serves 4 – ½ cup servings


  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa 
  • ½ cup Mandarin oranges (no sugar added, packed in water)
  • ¼ cup diced red peppers
  • 2/3 cup No salt added black beans
  • ½ c no salt added corn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a small bowl, make dressing. Whisk together apple cider vinegar, orange juice, and apple juice concentrate. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, orange segments, diced red pepper, black beans, corn, chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro.
  3. Pour vinaigrette dressing on top of salad and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.

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