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Hearty & Healthy Quinoa Salad

This healthy quinoa salad goes together quick and easy. Mix with corn, black beans, bell peppers and tomatoes then kick it up with chili powder and cayenne pepper to give you a meal packed with protein and 1/3 of your vegetable RDA.
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked Earthly Choice quinoa
  • 1 can organic corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red/yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons lime juice or 2 limes, juiced
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa following package directions. 1 cup uncooked quinoa equals 3 cups cooked.
  2. In a large bowl, combine corn, black beans, onion, peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro, chili powder and cayenne. Stir. 
  3. Add quinoa and mix well. 

  4. Toss with lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. 

  5. Let rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes or more to give the flavors time to combine.