Quik Lunch Series: Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Since I discovered Quinoa, it has become one of my favorite super foods. I have enjoyed all recipes I have tried so far. This one is another easy one for that office day meal.


1/2 cup quinoa ( I used red, but can use any)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/4 red onion chopped fine
1/4 cucumber chopped
2-3 mini tricolor sweet peppers
8-10 grape or cherry tomatoes
some chopped cilantro
salt to taste
juice of one lemon
dash of paprika
fresh ground pepper


Bring 1-1.5 cups of water to boil. Rinse and add quinoa. Reduce flame and cook on medium low till all the water evaporates and the quinoa is cooked. Meanwhile prepare the vegetables and black beans. Toss all ingredients including the quinoa, add salt and pepper and a dash of paprika.


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