Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods. It is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. Indulge into one of my favorite Quinoa salads.

Ingredients:

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon garlic paste
    15 oz black beans
    15 oz corn
    3 roma tomatoes, diced
    1 cup quinoa, rinsed
    2 cups vegetable stock
    1 tablespoon chili powder (as desired)
    2 teaspoons cumin
    2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
    1 teaspoon pepper
    1 avocado, cubed
    1 lime, juiced
    fresh cilantro, to garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, quinoa, vegetable stock, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir, then cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  3. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and top with the avocado, lime juice, and cilantro.

👩🏻‍🍳Enjoy!