With the warmer weather coming we tend to steer more towards salads. Here’s a great one with protein and vegetables.
Mexican Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free)
1/2 c. quinoa
1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
1- 19 oz. can of black beans
1-10 oz can of niblets corn
1 red onion- diced
1 stalk celery- diced
1/2 cucumber- diced
1/2 red or green pepper- diced
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. Bragg’s apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
sea salt and pepper to taste
Cook quinoa with bouillon cube in one cup of water as directed. Set aside to cool.
After cooked quinoa is cool, add diced vegetables. Drain and rinse beans and drain corn; add to salad.
In a cup mix oil, vinegar, cumin, and chili powder together. Pour over salad and mix.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6-8 side servings. Will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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