Quinoa salad

This is one of my favorite salads ever…

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
½ teaspoon of salt
2 cups fresh or frozen corn (previously thawed)
½ cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons seasoned vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
1 chopped red pepper
⅓ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves


  1. Wash the quinoa several times, until the water comes out clear, empty and transfer to a medium saucepan. Add the water and salt, and let it boil. After boiling, cover, reduce the temperature to medium-low heat and cook until the water is completely absorbed (15 to 20 minutes). Set aside from heat for 5 minutes; Shove it and move it with a fork.
  2. In a bowl, boil water and add the corn; Cook for 1 minute, stir the water, rinse with cold water and drain. Meanwhile, wash the onions in cold water this eliminates acid taste; Drain very well and keep them aside.
  3. In a large container, beat the vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make a dressing. Add quinoa, beans, corn, onion and pepper and sauté until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Add cilantro and mix again before serving.

Lovely salad, we make one that is similar. In case someone is wondering, it has approximately 340g of Carbs assuming you use 3 oz of onions and 5 oz of red pepper.

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