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Zesty Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes - juiced
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and ground pepper to taste

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Preparation

Step 1

1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

2. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 tsp. salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.

3. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.

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