Recipe Description

Quinoa_SaladA high protein, high fiber salad to serve hot or cold.  Perfect for a main meal or as a side to any entree.

Ingredients

- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 small red pepper seeded and chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice from one lime
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

Method

1. Cook quinoa in boiling water for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed and the little “tails” appear.

2. Place the warm quinoa in a large bowl. Add the beans, corn, onion, red pepper, and tomato. Mix olive oil, lime juice, garlic, black pepper and cumin and stir into quinoa mixture.

3. Salad can be served warm or at room temperature.

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Facts per 2/3 cup serving: 278 calories, 8g fat, 1 g sat fat, 45g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, 11g protein