This sweet and tangy,
protein and antioxidant-packed
is the perfect pick-me-up in the middle of winter!
I made a batch for the sole purpose of having "grab-ready" in the fridge for a quick, healthy snack.
I even eat it right out of the bowl...(please tell me you do this too!).
And my one-year-old loved it too!
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
From my mother-in-law
Makes about 6 servings
1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 can black beans, drained/rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 cup unsweetened dried cranberries (or raisins--white raisins are yummy too!)
1 diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
4 Tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander*
1/4 tsp salt
Combine first five ingredients in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients together. Pour dressing over salad and stir well. Chill for a few hours before eating. Enjoy!
*If you don't have ground coriander, don't stress. It'll taste great without it too!