Monday, June 29, 2015
Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Avocado and Cumin-Lime Dressing
This is my favorite summer salad....ok, it's an all year round staple in my house! I found the recipe here and pretty much stick to it. The only changes I make are the bell peppers - I use whatever I have in my fridge and that's usually a variety. I also don't necessarily eat this with chips and a beer like suggested in the recipe, although it would be the perfect pairing. I usually eat mine as a side salad to lunch or dinner.
If you aren't familiar with quinoa (keen-wah), it is a protein-packed grain that contains every amino acid, and is particularly rich in lysine, which promotes healthy tissue growth throughout the body. Quinoa is also a good source of iron, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, and fiber. It looks a bit like couscous and is as versatile as rice, but quinoa has a richer, nuttier flavor than either of them.