Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Serves: 6

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 299
Fat: 10 g
Protein: 5.5 g
Carbohydrate: 26.5 g
Sodium: 86 mg (can vary depending on low-sodium beans)
Fiber: 3 g

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Quinoa, washed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of two fresh limes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed (no sodium, or dry beans)
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Dash of pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Wash and rinse quinoa. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer covered until all water is absorbed (about 10-15 minutes). Let cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin and red pepper flakes.
  3. Combine cooled quinoa, beans, tomatoes and green onions in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle olive oil dressing over salad and toss in cilantro. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste.

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