Monday, April 13, 2009

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa washed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • juice of 2 fresh limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can black beans well rinsed
  • 1.5 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 5 green onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Wash and rinse quinoa. In a saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cover until all water is absorbed. (10-15 minutes) Let cool.j

In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin and red pepper flakes.

Combine cooled quinoa, beans, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl. Add in above dressing mixture and stir well. Toss in cilantro and voila!

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