Zesty Quinoa Salad
Original recipe by allrecipes.com
Quinoa- Pronounced "Keen-Wa". A grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.
This will be your new favorite summertime salad! It's yummy!
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, or more to taste
1 1/2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
5 to 7 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
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.
Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
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.
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