4.22.2013

QUINOA SALAD WITH BLACK BEANS, AVOCADO, AND CUMIN-LIME DRESSING

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FOR THE SALAD:
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Or Coconut Oil
1 cup Dry Quinoa, Rinsed
1-¾ cup Water
1 can (15 Oz. Can) Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
1 whole Avocado, Chopped Into Chunks
1 whole Handful Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered
½ whole Red Onion, Diced
1 whole Small Clove Garlic, Minced
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Chopped Into Chunks
1 whole Small Handful Cilantro, Diced
FOR THE DRESSING:
1 whole Limes, Juiced
½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
½ teaspoons Cumin
Salt To Taste


Warm Quinoa in coconut oil in medium sauce pan. Once it is fragrant, add the water, and stir.  Simmer for about 20 minutes. Afterwards fluff with a fork, and add black beans. Cool for 5 minutes.  Add in Salad and Dressing .

Here is another recipe we tried and loved.  You can eat this with either Tortilla chips or make it a wrap with a whole wheat tortilla.  Recipe from here. Thanks!

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