The “superfood” quinoa is a nutritious, yet tasty seed which is prepared and eaten similarly to the way you would a grain. Quinoa is packed in protein, fiber and contains no gluten! It also happens to be high in antioxidants. These healthy properties are linked to improved health.
Quinoa is not only nutrient rich, but it is easily prepared and can be used in a variety of recipes. Here’s one for a delicious gluten-free black bean and corn quinoa salad.
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups of cooked quinoa
- 1 cup of black beans
- 1 cup of diced tomato
- 1 cup of corn
- 1 cup of diced mango
- 1 large diced avocado
- 1⁄4 cup of diced red onion
- 1⁄4 cup of cilantro
- 1 to 2 limes for dressing and a drizzle of olive oil or coconut oil
- dash of salt and pepper to taste
Here are the instructions:
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl. Separately mix the dressing in a small bowl with a whisk. Slowly add the dressing to the quinoa salad. If you would like a spicy kick, add a jalapeno or your favorite salsa. Chill the salad for 20 minutes in the refrigerator and then enjoy a quick and healthy meal!
This salad also pairs great with grilled chicken or fish.