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Tangy Quinoa And Black Bean Salad

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Quinoa and black beans are high in protein, fiber and flavor. This Mexican influenced salad will have you coming back for seconds!
Ingredients
  Cooked quinoa 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cooked black beans/15 ounce can, rinsed and drained 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Corn 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Scallions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
  Cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 5 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Cook the quinoa according to package directions.*
If cooking beans from scratch, see Bean Cooking Chart for details.
Mix the quinoa, beans, corn, pepper, onion and cilantro in a large bowl.
In a small bowl mix the vinegar, lemon juice, salt, cumin and olive oil.
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Sour
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Healthy
Are you up for a really healthy salad full of protein? Here is a simple colorful salad that combines quinoa, black beans and other vegetables. The salad is well flavored with lemon juice and cumin! A really appealing appearance, this is a great recipe to try out.

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