Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sweet and Tangy Quinoa Salad

I love quinoa salads. They're so healthy and when served cold they're perfect for the summer! I thought I'd whip one up off the top of my head today and holy moly, I have impressed myself!  The sweet and tangy dressing put this salad over the top!

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 orange pepper, chopped
1 can of black beans, drained
1 cup frozen white corn,  thawed
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

For the dressing:
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 cloves of garlic, minced

Cook the quinoa according to THESE directions. Then spread it out on a cutting board to cool. Mix all chopped veggies, herbs and beans in a large mixing bowl. Once the quinoa has cooled, add that. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the dressing. Pour over the salad and toss! Chill for at least 30 minutes.


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