Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mexican Quinoa Salad

This "Mexican" inspired quinoa salad is packed full of protein from the quinoa & black beans, as well as full of flavor from the spices, herbs, & citrus. This is a great light lunch of perfect side dish to accompany any
Mexican style cuisine & can be served warm or hot.
What's great about this too is its simple, healthy, tasty, and easy to travel for a picnic or potluck. Plus you can add anything else you'd like that you have on hand, even
some greens would be a great addition.

Mexican Quinoa Salad:
(serves 4)
Ingredients:
2 cups quinoa, cooked
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup black beans, rinsed
1/ 4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 small limes, juiced
1 tsp chili powder
olive oil
avocado slices (optional)

Directions:
  • Heat a small skillet & saute onions in a little oil for a few minutes until translucent. Add chili powder & mix, let sit for a minute to combine flavors. 
  • Combine the tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, quinoa, beans, & onions in a large mixing bowl, toss together.
  • Add the lime juice, & cilantro, & gently combine into salad.
  • Top with avocado slices & serve.



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