Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn

I have been making this salad for a few years now using couscous.

After discovering my love for all things quinoa, I had a feeling it would be a great stand-in for the couscous originally called for in this salad...



... and I was right.

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn
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Ingredients:
1 cup dry quinoa
1-2 cups cooked black beans
1 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2-3 cooked ears of corn
5 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Dressing:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:
1. Prepare the quinoa according to package directions.

2. Cut the corn kernels from the cob and place them in a bowl.  Add the jalapeno, cilantro, green onions, cherry tomatoes and black beans. Add the cooked quinoa.

3. Prepare the dressing, whisking with a fork.  Add to the quinoa mixture and toss to coat.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Linked to: 33 Shades of Green's Tasty Tuesday, Everyday Mom's Meals

7 comments:

  1. I am making this salad this weekend, I have all the ingredients. It is delicious y'all!!!
    Kymbareno

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  2. Aw, thank you "Anonymous Kymbareno"! :D

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  3. I want to try quinoa so bad. This makes me want to even more! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper.

    Everyday Mom's Meals

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  4. I made this for my lunch today, and it is my first introduction to quinao. It was wonderful!!!! Thank you for sharing...Cassie

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