Quinoa, black bean, corn and cilantro salad

Lisa 'Gayle' Goff

By
@GayleGoff

I LOVE quinoa and this recipe is definately a keeper. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 c
uncooked quinoa
2 c
water
1/2 c
cilantro, fresh
1 medium
lime
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 c
frozen corn, defrosted
1 can(s)
black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
5 oz
cotija cheese crumbled(you can substitue another if you wish)
1/2 box
grape tomatoes, halved
1 small
red onion, finely diced
1 medium
fresh jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, finely diced (this will not be hot without seeds and ribs)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a med microwaveable bowl place quinoa and water, cover tightly with saran wrap and cook on high in microwave for 11 minutes, DO NOT OPEN let set 10 minutes.
2
sqeeze lime juice into a med bowl, add olive oil and then add all the rest of the ingredients and toss gently.
3
after the ten minutes remove cover from quinoa and fluff with a fork to help cool. When the quinoa is at room temp combine with the other ingredients, toss well then chill until ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy