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Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

17 Mar

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Cook 1 cup quinoa in 2 cups water or broth (chicken or vegetable) and 1/2 teaspoon of salt according directions on package.

While quinoa is cooking, prepare a combination of any of the following ingredients for the salad:

  • 1/3 cup diced red onion (soaked in 2 Tbsp lime juice)
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted, or 1 cup of fresh corn, parboiled, drained and cooled
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 5 ounces Queso fresco, fresh Mozzarella, or other mild farmer’s cheese, cut into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, including tender stems, packed
  • 1 red bell pepper, quarter inch chopped
  • 6 green onions, root removed, white and part of the greens chopped

When quinoa has cooled, toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix dressing of 3-4 Tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, and a pinch of cayenne in a small bowl. Add dressing to salad and mix thoroughly.

Salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week.

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