Hey everyone! We are busy packing away! Mellissa of A Fit and Spicy Life is sharing a recipe today! I’ve been following Mellissa’s blog for nearly a year! Time flies! She and I are lovers of all things wine and Italy! A girl after my own heart!
Take it away, Mellissa!
Quinoa being one of those great superfoods makes a great salad base with a great protein and carbohydrate ratio. Adding in black beans, corn, and peppers give it a nice pop of flavor while the dressing in jalapeno gives it some spice.
Quinoa Party Salad
2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
2 peppers –1 red and 1 orange
2 cans black beans
2 cans corn (or fresh)
1 cup of cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 Lime
1 tbsp cumin
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
Cook quinoa in 4 cups of boiling water, covered, for about 20 minutes. Let cool.
Chop pepper, cilantro, jalapeño and add to corn and beans.
Whisk olive oil, lime juice, salt/pepper. cumin and red pepper flakes.
Add quinoa to bean and veggie mixture and top with dressing and salt/pepper. Serve at room temperature or cold.
I love taking healthy salads that have unique ingredients and what is even better is that even picky eaters will eat this salad. It is my signature dish!
Question: Do you enjoy quinoa?
Have a great night,