There are lots of fantastic quinoa salad recipes in existence! Ever since Oprah & Dr. Oz announced the health benefits of this grain, people have gone wild over quinoa. If you haven't, you should. It's as easy to cook as rice but with way more protein! So here's my family's favorite quinoa salad-- it's zesty, fresh-tasting, perfect for a summer party or for your personal week-long indulgence, as the flavors get better each day!
2 cups quinoa- cooked to make 4 fluffy cups & chilled
1 can organic corn
1 can organic black beans, rinsed
2 avocados chopped
1 big red onion, finely chopped
a bunch of fresh cilantro
juice of one lemon
a little olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Be patient & let the flavors combine for a day! Yummmmmy!
As a busy mom of 3, working multiple part-time jobs & volunteering in PTA, I am all about QUICK, EASY, HEALTHY, REALISTIC meals. If it takes longer than 20 minutes or requires hard-to-find ingredients, it's likely not gonna happen! Don't ask me for macros, because that goes against my Real Life mentality-- just know I always balance carbs, protein, & healthy fats.