Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

This Black Bean and Quinoa Salad is SO YUMMY, my family can't get enough of it!
Make one big batch or you can cut the recipe in half.

Perfect to make at the beginning of the week to have on hand for a quick and grab side dish.

Serves 12 (1 cup each) Prep Time: 30min. Cooking Time: 12 min.
Container equivalents (for my 21 Day Fixers): 1 green, 2 yellow, 1.5 teaspoons 
1/3 cup Fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cans (15-oz. ea.) black beans drained, rinsed
4 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar (ground pepper to taste; optional)
4 cups water
2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed
1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium orange bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
1 (10-oz.) bag frozen corn, thawed
1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
-Combine lime juice, cumin, and salt in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
-Slowly add oil, while whisking constantly. Set aside.
-Combine beans, vinegar, and pepper (if desired) in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
-Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
-Add quinoa. Reduce heat to a medium-low; cook, covered, for 10-12 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Cool for 15-30 minutes. Set aside.
-Place cooled quinoa in a large bowl. Fluff with a fork.
-Add bell peppers, corn, cilantro, bean mixture, and dressing; toss gently to blend.

I've also added this to my yummy TURKEY STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

For more delicious, clean, healthy recipes, I highly recommend this cookbook!
It's the 21 Day Fix cookbook called Fixate.
(If you are doing the 21 Day Fix, you NEED this book!)
Check it out!
Fixate Cookbook 
And for those interested in the 21 Day Fix, 

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1 comment:

  1. Yum! I recently shared this on a post of mine. :) I love this recipe!

    xo, Melissa || http://www.greenpalatelife.com/50-vegetarian-21-day-fix-recipes/