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Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

1 pound dried C&F Foods Black Beans
1 cup C&F Foods Quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 limes, juiced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
5 green onions, finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, chunked (plus another avocado sliced for garnish, if desired)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

How to Prep and Cook Dried Beans
Rinse, soak and cook dried beans.
Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve placed inside a larger bowl under cold running water.
Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until grains are translucent and the germ has spiraled out from each grain (about 15 minutes). Set aside to cool.
Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl combine cooked black beans, quinoa, tomatoes, avocado and green onions. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro and season with garlic powder, additional salt, and pepper. Top with sliced avocado, if desired. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator. Serves 10.