Black Bean Quinoa Salad

black bean quinoa salad

This tasty salad comes together quickly, good sources of protein, vegetables and good fats. Perfect as a main meal or with soup.

Serves: 4 – 6 adjust servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped english cucumber (seedless is best)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped greens (spinach)
  • 2 cups chopped red peppers
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 small can of black beans rinsed
  • Hand full of black olives chopped
  • Hand full of fresh parsley chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A drizzle of olive oil (I used about a tablespoon)
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa really well and soak in clean water for 20 minutes. Cook 1 cup quinoa in 2 cups of hot water.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cucumber, tomato, red pepper, greens, olives, beans, quinoa and parsley. Toss to combine.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice over salad, drizzle with olive and season with salt and pepper, and give it another toss.
  4. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors marinate. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  5. Enjoy!