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Quinoa Black Bean Salad

What you need: 

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
5 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. In a saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until all water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes. Let cool.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes.
3. Combine cooled quinoa, beans, tomatoes, and green onions in a large bowl.
4. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss with cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.'

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This is one of my favorite salads.  I only use 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and the juice of three limes instead of two.  I also add a chopped orange bell pepper and a finely minced, fresh, large jalapeño instead of the red pepper flakes....muy bueno!


i made this for a little picnic and it was just perfect!  unfortunately i didnt have any cilantro, but i used some fresh sage instead.  i just LOVE cliantro and think it would be the perfect spice along with the beans and lime.



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