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Chipotle Steak Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Steak

Black bean quinoa salad with chipotle steak is the big salad you've always dreamed of! A complete meal to fuel you through your busiest days. 

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chipotle steak, quinoa salad, steak salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 832 kcal


  • 5 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 6-ounce top sirloin steaks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup unsalted black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese about 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup ripe peeled avocado sliced


  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine 1 teaspoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, chipotle chile powder, and black pepper; rub evenly over steaks. Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut steaks diagonally across the grain into thin slices.
  2. Combine remaining 4 teaspoons oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, juice, and next 4 ingredients (through honey) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in quinoa, beans, bell pepper, cilantro, green onions, and spinach; toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta. Divide quinoa mixture evenly among 4 shallow bowls; top evenly with steak and avocado.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Steak
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 832 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Sodium 603mg25%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 47g94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.