Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
This salad is excellent; you would hardly know it's a Weight Watchers recipe, it tastes so good. 1 cup = 2 Points®. Only the beans and quinoa have a Points® value; all the other ingredients are "free."
You may use canned diced tomatoes as long as you drain them well. Even cook your own beans - measure 1 1/2 cups cooked.
I double the recipe when I take it to a pot-luck.
1/3 cdry quinoa
4 tspfresh lime juice, or more to taste
1/4 tspground cumin
1/4 tspground coriander
2 Tbspfinely chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbspminced scallions
15 ozcan black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cseeded and diced fresh tomatoes
1 cdiced red bell pepper
1 Tbspminced fresh or canned green chilies
1-2 pinchsalt and pepper, to taste
How to Make Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
- Rinse the quinoa. Boil the water; add quinoa, cover, and simmer about 15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed. Uncover and cool for 15-20 minutes.
- Combine lime juice, cumin, coriander, cilantro, and scallions in a large bowl. Stir in beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and chilies. Add the cooled quinoa, salt, and pepper to taste.
- May be served at room temperature, or chilled 2 hours if desired. Keep leftovers refrigerated.