Zesty Quinoa Salad

"This bright and colorful salad is a great summertime recipe (or anytime you want to feel like it's summertime). Light and citrusy, it's a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans provide tasty vegan protein. If you're not vegan, add even more protein by adding chunks of chicken or turkey. Yum!"

Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) quinoa
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1- 15 oz can(s) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 5 green onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. 1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. 2. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
  3. 3. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.
July 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by HamiltonSR and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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