Quinoa Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

Recipe from Anastacia Brown
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Quinoa Salad with Cherry Tomatoes
 
Cooking time: 20 min
Servings 6
Do you want to find a new way to enjoy quinoa? Then prepare this light and appetizing salad. Moreover, a secret ingredient in this dish is lime; this wonderful fruit will serve as a great sauce for the salad. Take 15 minutes of your time and amaze everyone in your family.

Ingredients
servings

  • Quinoa
    8,8 oz.
  • Water
    2 cups
  • Lime
    2 pcs.
  • Salt
    2 tsp.
  • Red pepper flakes
    0,5 tsp.
  • Cherry tomatoes
    12,3 oz.
  • Canned beans
    15 oz.
  • Green onion
    5 pcs.
  • Black pepper
    to taste
  • Cumin powder
    2 tsp.

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    270 kcal

  • Protein

    9 g

  • Fat

    11 g

  • Carbohydrates

    34 g

Method

  • Take a pot and fill it with water. Salt the water with 1/2 teaspoon and start boiling it. Add the quinoa seeds and cook them for 10–15 minutes. Reduce the heat to a medium intensity. Prepare until the quinoa is tender and the water is fully absorbed. Afterwards, set it aside and let it cool for 10 minutes.

  • The canned beans have to be washed and rinsed throughly. Furthermore, chop the green onion into small pieces.  

  • Cut your lime in half; each half should be squeezed until juice pours out of it. While doing this, take a glass and place it under the lime, so the juice falls into it.

  • The next step is to prepare a sauce for the salad. For that, you need: 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix everything in a medium bowl.

  • In a large bowl, combine the prepared quinoa with the cut cherry tomatoes, beans, and green onion. Pour the sauce over everything and mix well. Season the salad with a pinch of salt and black pepper. After everything is done, enjoy the meal with a cup of orange juice or drink to your liking.

Tips

  • Here's how to make quinoa perfectly soft: as usual, add twice as much water to the quinoa and simmer it uncovered until it has absorbed all of the liquid.

  • Add some cilantro leaves to your salad for a more nutritious meal. These herbs reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

Bon Appetit!

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