Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad (gluten, dairy, corn, soy and refined sugar free)

What better way to celebrate Father’s day than a family BBQ with yummy food that is good for you! I love salads especially in the summertime, but I get tired of the same salads over and over again. This salad combines two of my favorite foods, black beans and Quinoa! This is a very healthy, nutrient packed salad that can be enjoyed throughout the year, but is especially good at BBQ season. This recipe was adapted from this Williams Sonoma Black Bean Corn and Quinoa Salad. I made a few adjustments to the dressing and the ingredients in the salad, I hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day!





Ingredients
1 cup cooked black beans dried or canned
20 grape tomatoes cut in quarters
2 cups cooked Quinoa
1 red bell pepper diced
Dressing
Juice of 1 lime
2 tblsp white vinegar
2 tblsp cilantro minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup olive oil

Directions

Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and toss together.

Drizzle dressing over bean mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Enjoy!

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