Friday, September 28, 2012

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Our Sunday school class recently merged with another class and it has given us the opportunity to make new friends and visit with "old" ones. We had dinner last month with some "old" friends and she made the best quinoa salad to go with our burgers. I took one bite and proclaimed a recipe was in order!

Enjoy Amanda's yummy quinoa and black bean salad- 

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

2 cups quinoa
3 1/2 cups water

Cook quinoa in rice cooker or on the stove top. Prepare ahead and allow to cool.

Whisk together a dressing made from:

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lime juice
1 t. cumin
1 1/2 t. sea salt

Pour dressing over quiona and stir.

Add the following:

1/2 c. chopped cilantro
1 bunch sliced green onions
1 small chopped jalapeno
1 medium chopped red bell pepper
1 can drained and rinsed black beans


Note, I made half this recipe and it still made about 5 servings. It lasts a few days in the fridge and you can add grilled chicken to it as well.