Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
½ cup dry quinoa
1½ cups water
1½ tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon ground coriander (dried cilantro seeds)
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 medium scallions, minced
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups tomato, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 fresh green chilis (or to taste), minced
black pepper (to taste)
- Rinse the quinoa in cold water. Boil water in a saucepan then add quinoa. Return to boil. Simmer until the water is gone, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes.
- While quinoa is cooking, mix olive oil, lime juice, cumin, coriander, chopped cilantro, and scallions in a small bowl.
- Combine chopped vegetables with the black beans in a large bowl.
- Once quinoa is cool add all items and mix.