Cooking From Memory ~ A Recipe Journal

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Posted in Salads by Paul Gauche on March 23, 2010

Ingredients ~

  • 1 cup quinoa, (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) washed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 2 fresh limes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 Method ~

Wash and rinse the quinoa. In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook until al the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes. Let cool.

Dressing ~

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin and red pepper flakes.

Combine cooled quinoa, black beans, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss in the cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Chill and serve.


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