Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup white corn
2 scallions chopped
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green peppers’
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3-4 tablespoon oil…not a heavy olive
2 tablespoon lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
celantro or parsley

Serves: 4-6.

Preparation time: 30 min.

Soak quinoa for five minutes then drain. Cook either in vegetable stock or water for 15 minutes. In the last five minutes put in the corn if using frozen. Drain and cool. Mix the remaining ingrediants in a bowl and pour the dressing in and mix well. This is good the next day as well. Best if served cold. Substitutions can be made for the vegetables…red onions, grated carrots, what ever you prefer. I have also added a small amount of jalopeno peppers before because my husband likes it hot…

This video doesn’t include tomatoes on it but it adds cumin…

Wow, it really tastes delicious. The ingredient listed here are pretty cool and it can actually add a wondrous flavour to this yummy salad dish. More than vinegar, I prefer to add some filament or little fresh lime juice drops. That makes me wow and crazy for salad. Apart from these even if you for vege- salads or chicken salad prefer olive oil some time rather than any other kind of oil. It is beneficial to the health.