Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This colorful salad is full of vegetables and can be served cold or at room temperature.

Ingredients: 

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)

Directions: 

  1. 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.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, mix olive oil, lime juice, cumin, coriander, chopped cilantro, and scallions in a small bowl.
  3. Combine chopped vegetables with the black beans in a large bowl.
  4. Once quinoa is cool add all items and mix.

Servings: 

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1 cup.

Prep and cook time: 

Prep time: 15 mins. Cook time: 15 mins.

Nutritional Information: 

Each serving provides: calories: 208, total fat: 5g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 284mg, total fiber: 7g, protein: 9g, carbohydrates: 34g, potassium: 619mg