Roasted Salmon, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad Entrée, Saladsbean recipe, black beans, CIA, easy recipe, Northarvest Bean Growers, quinoa, salad, salmon, The Culinary Institute of America, video, watercress This salad presents a trio of ingredients with incredible health halos. Consumers associate salmon with heart health promoting omega-3. Quinoa, a popular ingredient in Peruvian kitchens, is increasing in popularity as consumers seek out more whole grains. And black beans provide fiber, protein, and low glycemic index carbohydrates that provide long-lasting energy. But enough about the nutrition benefits; this salad should be sold on flavor, with a dressing that bridges the richness of the salmon, the nuttiness of the quinoa, and the sweetness of the black beans.