Southwest Quinoa Salad

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cup water
  • 1 cup Full Circle Market Organic Quinoa
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Full Circle Market Organic Black Beans, rinsed,
  • drained
  • ½ cup chopped Full Circle Market Organic Red Bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped Full Circle Market Organic Cilantro
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup Full Circle Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Full Circle Market Organic Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large avocado, seeded, peeled, diced

Directions

Bring water to boil in medium saucepan, stir in quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat, spoon into large bowl and fluff with fork. Cover and refrigerate ½ hour. Remove cover and add beans, red and yellow peppers, green onion, jalapeno and cilantro to quinoa. Whisk together lime juice, oil, hot sauce, cumin and salt in small bowl, add to quinoa and vegetables and toss to coat. Gently fold in avocado just before serving. 6 servings.

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