VEGAN RED QUINOA SALAD WITH CILANTRO LIME DRESSING
My super healthy Red Quinoa Salad is full of bright fresh flavor. Feel free to sub. in different veggies depending on your taste or the season. The Cilantro Lime dressing is great on everything!
-1 cup dry red quinoa
-1 can black beans, rinsed and dried
-1 red pepper, diced
-¼ cup fresh cilantro
-1 cup cooked corn
-1 small avocado, diced
-1 medium sweet white onion
-1 small jalapeño
-1/3 cup fresh lime juice
-1 garlic clove, minced
-¼ cup cilantro
-¼ cup light olive oil
1 ) Prepare quinoa as directed (usually 2 cups water to 1 cup dry). Bring water to a boil and simmer for 20 min until light and fluffy. Cool.
2) Chop the red pepper, avocado and jalapeño (make sure to cute the inner seeds out). In a mini food processor combine onion, cilantro and garlic so there is an even chop.
3) Wash and drain the black beans. In a big bowl add fluffed quinoa, beans, diced vegetables, corn, cilantro onion mixture and toss.
4) For dressing whisk together lime juice, garlic, chopped cilantro and ¼ cup light olive oil. Drizzle on the salad mixture and then thoroughly toss. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5) Refrigerate for at least an hour to let flavors marry. Serve as a side dish or on a leafy green salad topped with diced avocado.