Lunch

Zesty Quinoa Salad

Zesty Quinoa Salad
Zesty Quinoa Salad

 

This recipe only takes 30 minutes to make and is delicious! This salad even tastes better the next day. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • salt and ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
  3. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.