Quinoa Salad

This super easy quinoa salad is perfect as a side dish or as an entire meal! It is the perfect summer dish that is light, healthy, and doesn’t require much effort.

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1. Add 2 C. water and 1 C. quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. When quinoa comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until water is absorbed.

2. Whisk 1/4 C. olive oil, the juice of two limes, 1 tsp. of chili powder, 1 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Set aside.

3. Combine quinoa with 1 1/2 C. halved cherry tomatoes, 8 oz. black beans (drained and rinsed), 3 chopped green onions, 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese, and 1/4 C. chopped cilantro.

4. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.

I can’t believe summer is almost over! Make this quick and easy light meal while you still can!




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