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Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado and Lime Cumin Vinaigrette Dressing

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado and Lime Cumin Vinaigrette Dressing

I have been loving quinoa salad lately.  Topped with cherry tomatoes and fresh avocado, it’s a taste of summer –which I really need right now as winter lags on.  Here’s the recipe:

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado and Lime Cumin Vinaigrette Dressing:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of quinoa
  • 4 cups of water or chicken stock
  • olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 Jalepeno cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Cook 2 cups of quinoa in 4 cups of water, or chicken stock.  (Note: I use Better Than Bouillon.)  Bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  Cover, remove from heat, and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prep the other ingredients:  rinse and drain one can of black beans, and 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn.  (Note: We use corn from the freezer that we cut fresh off the cob in the summer months –yummy!)
  3. Make the dressing:  Shake the last nine ingredients in a jar and set aside.
  4. Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork and 1 tablespoon of oil.  Mix in the dressing, the corn, and the black beans. This will stays well in fridge for days.  Serve topped with cherry tomatoes and fresh avocado.

Enjoy!

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3 observations on “Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado and Lime Cumin Vinaigrette Dressing
  1. VickiT

    YUM! I have to admit that I’ve never eaten quinoa myself which is funny since I’m a great cook and have made just about anything else I can think of. The rest of this looks amazing though. I might have to try this. Thank you.

     
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