quinoa and two bean salad

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By Jan Cook
from Gainesville, FL

This is hearty enough for a main dish salad or take to-go!

serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For quinoa and two bean salad

  • 1 1/2 c
    green beans, fresh or frozen, cut
  • 1 1/3 c
    water
  • 3/4 c
    quinoa, uncooked, rinsed, well-drained
  • 15 oz
    great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 c
    green onions, sliced
  • 5 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, fresh, chopped (1 tsp dried)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 5 dash
    hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • lettuce leaves or fresh greens to serve

How To Make quinoa and two bean salad

  • 1
    In medium saucepan,combine green beans, water and quinoa. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, combine cooked quinoa mixture, Great Northern beams and onions; mix well. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small jar with tight-fitting lid, combine lemon juice, oil, basil, garlic and hot pepper sauce (optional); shake well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 4
    Just before serving, pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve on fresh greens or lettuce leaves.
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