Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Quinoa, Black Bean Salad

Your On-The-Go Meal

Jackson and I were invited to the Minnesota Arboretum for a playdate, but around his dinner time. I figured this would be perfect meal to travel with and eat as we picnicked and played! Sure was a hit and I'm still eating it a few days later for lunch!
healthy and full of flavor!
Recipe found in Women's Health

2 1/2 cups precooked quinoa
1 can (10 oz) black beans
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 avocado (chopped)
1 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
I added rotisserie chicken for even more protein

Enjoying our healthy meal at the Arboretum!


In a bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups precooked quinoa, 1 can (10 oz) black beans (drained and rinsed), 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved), and 1/2 avocado (chopped). In a food processor, pulse 1 cup cilantro leaves, 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon lime zest, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss with quinoa blend and chill for 15 minutes.

Will be making this again!!


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