Quinee Bean SaladSubmitted by: JO_JO_BA
IntroductionA little bit of Southwestern flair makes this protein-packed, whole-grain salad pop on any buffet table! Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving, and 4 WW POINTS. A little bit of Southwestern flair makes this protein-packed, whole-grain salad pop on any buffet table! Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving, and 4 WW POINTS.
3 cups water
2 tbsp kosher salt
1 cup quinoa, well-rinsed
2 19-oz cans (4 3/4 cups) black beans, drained and rinsed
2 19-oz cans (4 3/4 cups) diced tomatoes, drained
1 large orange bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin oilive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tsp grated lime zest
3/4 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
5 whole scallions, minced
Add quinoa and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and fluff with fork before cooling to room temperature.
In a large serving bowl, combine beans, tomatoes and peppers.
Add quinoa and toss mixture together.
In a small bowl or pitcher, whisk together oil, lime juice, spices, cilantro and scallions.
Pour dressing over the salad, toss once more and chill 8-12 hours before serving.
This keeps well at room temperature for hours and is great for lunch the day after.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.