Quinoa Black Bean Salad

This recipe is so good!  Can't wait to make it again...

If you have never cooked with quinoa- here is a little about it:

It is a grain/seed from South America that was used anciently.  It is very high in protein (it's a complete protein), amino acids, and is gluten free.  It can be substituted for most any grain.  It is high in potassium & magnesium, so it's very good for the heart as well.  It is a good source of calcium, too.  Super good for you!  It tastes great too.  It's mild- similar to rice.  Give it a try some time. 

1/2 c. uncooked quinoa- cook according to directions
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 c. corn
1.c diced tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes halved)
1/4 c. diced red onion (or green onion for milder flavor)
1/4 c. minced cilantro

5 Tbsp lime juice
1/4 c. olive oil
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
salt & pepper

Combine all with cooked quinoa. 


Say: "Mmmmm!"



tawna6988 said…
Blog hopping from last weekend (I know late) and hope that one of my blogs interests you too.

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The Adventurer said…
Thanks for linking up to the NOBH. This looks great will give it a try:)
Design It Chic said…
Thanks for the recipe, Karyn! It looks really yummy, I gotta try out this quinoa grain. I am now following you thanks to Thirsty Thursday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
Happy Friday
Vanessa Scott said…
I love being in my kitchen and trying new things. I saw your roasted pumpkin seeds post from the "you may also like" at the bottom of this entry and it reminded me of when I was little. Thanks for sharing all the yummy things! I will have to try a few.

Vanessa @Cooper Avenue
Anonymous said…
Stopping by to follow and say hello.
Have a great weekend!
Christina said…
I made this last night and it was so good! I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch!