Healthy Eating (for any age!) – Zesty Quinoa Salad Recipe

October 14, 2014

Now you can make and enjoy this tasty healthy recipe as I demonstrated in my video.  I love having this around in the fridge, it makes for a great healthy snack when I’m on the go!  Let me know if you enjoy it just as much!

 

Zesty Quinoa Salad

 

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 limes, juiced

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

5 green onions, finely chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

salt and ground black pepper to taste

 

Directions:

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.Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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