Amy Croyle Recipe

Black bean and quinoa salad with a kick!

By Amy Croyle ILUVARTICHOKES


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Amy's Story

This is a recipe that I modified from another one to fit my liking. It has become one of my families favorites. it is perfect for summer potlucks and I always get asked for the recipe when I take it anywhere. Besides being awesome for the way it tastes it is also awesome because of all the good stuff in it. Quinoa is the only complete vegetarian protein without having to combine things, but also in this recipe the black beans and corn make for another complete protein, not to mention all the great veggies. This makes a lot of salad but chances are you will need it. I thing this salad tastes best on the second day so I almost always make it the night before.

Ingredients

DRESSING
1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
4
limes, juiced
3-4 tsp
cumin, ground
3-4 tsp
herbamare or sea salt
BODY OF SALAD
6 c
cooked black beans
2 c
quinoa, cooked
3-4
ears of fresh uncooked corn cut off the cob
2-3 c
fresh kale, chopped
1
red bellpepper, chopped
1
orange bell pepper, chopped
2-4
spicy peppers (i used jalapeno)
4 c
tomatoes, chopped
2 c
green onions, sliced
1 large
handfull cilantro (about one cup)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl with a whisk, set aside.
2
cook beans and quinoa to directions on packages, let cool.
3
wash and chop all veggies and carefully mix in large bowl with cooked and cooled black beans and quinoa
4
Poor dressing over top and carefully mix again.
5
Enjoy right away or cover and refrigerate to let the flavors mingle overnight.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
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39 Comments

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Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Apr 10, 2014
Hi Amy, I shared this with my discussion group. I would like to invite you to my group. Just click justapinch.com/...ds-and-drinks-only hope to see you there. Bobby
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Cindy d'Aquin-Pike navababy
Apr 2, 2013
This looks Amazing! I can't wait to try it. I have recently joined the ranks of the meatless folks for a variety of reasons, and this looks like it will be a staple dish here. Thanks for posting
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Amy Croyle ILUVARTICHOKES
Oct 13, 2012
Nope, fresh corn!! It gives it a great sweet crispness!
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Dorothy Carr fisherwoman
Jul 26, 2012
sounds wonderful, but do you not cook the corn??