Mexican-style quinoa salad

    Mexican-style quinoa salad


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    About this recipe: This has got to be one of my favourite salads of all time. It's Mexican-inspired, hearty, packed full of protein, monosaturated fats, texture and flavour. My original recipe calls for black beans, but I've also used chickpeas in the past.

    Makes: 4 - 6 servings

    • 150g quinoa
    • 2 large green peppers, diced
    • 2 medium ripe avocados, diced
    • 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
    • 1 (400g) tin black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 lime, juice only
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • dried oregano to taste
    • ground cumin to taste
    • chopped fresh chilli to taste
    • fresh coriander leaves, chopped, to taste
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Cook quinoa according to packet instructions. Chill until cool.
    2. Place the quinoa, peppers, avocados, tomatoes, beans and spring onions into a very large bowl.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients – olive oil, lime juice, garlic, oregano, cumin, chilli, and coriander. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Gently toss the salad with the dressing, adjust the seasoning if required and serve, enjoy!

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    Sorry not for me. Didn't have enough flavour. - 23 Jun 2013

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