Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Posted in Nourishment for the Body » Eat It on Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Nutritional Information: Calories 299, Fat 10g. Sat Fat 2.5g. Carbs 26.5g.
 Fiber 3g. Protein 5.5g. Sugars 1.5g. Sodium 86mg. No Cholesterol
 
Ingredients
 
1 cup quinoa, washed and drained
2 cups water
¼ cup olive oil
Juice of 2 fresh limes
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp red-pepper flakes (optional)
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
5 green onions, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
 
Preparation
 
1.     Wash and rinse quinoa. In a sauce pan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce to simmer, covered and cook until all water is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool.
2.     In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin and red pepper flakes.
3.     Combine cooled quinoa, beans, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl.
4.     Drizzle dressing over salad and toss in cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

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