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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.6
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 7.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.9 g
  • Protein: 11.6 g

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Avocado and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Submitted by: CRUSHINDIOR

Introduction

A great salad for warm days....it fills you up and provides healthy fats and 1/3 of your daily fiber! Quinoa is a complete protein and full of vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, Vitamin E, potassium, and amino acids! A great salad for warm days....it fills you up and provides healthy fats and 1/3 of your daily fiber! Quinoa is a complete protein and full of vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, Vitamin E, potassium, and amino acids!
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    1/2 cup dried quinoa
    1 avocado, cubed
    1/2 cup black beans
    1/2 cup corn ( I like trader joe's fire roasted corn)
    3 tbsp chopped onion
    3 tbsp chopped green or red pepper
    2 tbsp fresh cilantro
    lemon pepper to taste

    optional: some lime juice, diced tomatoes, diced mango

Directions

Put quinoa in small pot and cover with water. Let it soak while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.
Silce your avocado in half length-wise and twist it apart, remove the pit and cut fruit into 1/2 in cubes. Now is also the time to dice up your peppers, onions, and cilantro and to drain your black beans.

After about 15 minutes of soaking, stir the quinoa and pour out the soak water. Now add a cup of water and, if you'd like, some lime juice and pinch of salt. Let this boil, cover, then reduce to a simmer. Let it simmer for 15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.

Fluff quinoa, add remaining ingredients and some lemon pepper to taste. Enjoy!

This can be made ahead of time and I think it actually tastes better once its been refrigerated a bit.


Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRUSHINDIOR.






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  • This was my first time trying avacodo and quinoa and it was so refreshingly tasty! It seems as if quinoa has no flavour at all but binds to the flavour of the food you pair it with. I really liked it warm but it was also good cold. Thanks for a great recipe! I added in lemon juice and diced tomato - 8/21/09

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