South West Quinoa Salad
This salad is the perfect vegan and vegetarian-friendly meal that’s packed with protein from quinoa and black beans! You can use canned goods for most of the ingredients, making it affordable, easy, and nutritious.
Health Benefit: This recipe contains plant-based protein from black beans and quinoa to keep you energized all day long. Avocado is a healthy source of fat and fat-soluble vitamins including vitamin E which supports healthy skin. Tomatoes and citrus fruits like lemon and lime are great sources of vitamin C.
- Large bowl
- Large spoon
- Cutting board
- 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 2 cups water
- 1 can black beans, rinsed
- 1 can corn, rinsed
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1-2 handfuls cilantro
- 1-2 TBSP olive
- 1 lemon or lime, juiced
You can substitute any of the ingredients for your favorites!
Step by Step Instructions
Add water and rinsed quinoa to a pot over medium-high heat; Bring to a boil; Simmer for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed; Set aside and allow to cool
Rinse and strain black beans and corn
In a large bowl, combine all measured ingredients
Add olive oil and juice of one lemon (or lime); Mix thoroughly; Garnish with cilantro