black bean and quinoa cold salad

THIS SALAD. Let's just say that I could eat it ALL the time. If you haven't gathered by now, I like: flavour, easy, delicious, and veggie-packed. If all of these points come together in one meal, we are laughing!

In honor of this, today's recipe stands true for it all. It's super easy to prepare (Sunday meal prep?) and great for lunches. So, let's dig in!

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SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 cups cooked white quinoa
  • 1.5 cups cooked or 1-15oz can black beans (BPA-free can!)
  • 1/2 bunch green onions (or scallions), chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large handful cilantro, finely chopped
  • Optional other vegetables: diced cucumber, corn, celery, etc.

DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8-1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2-3 tsp cumin
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp oregano (or try a dip of a toothpick into oregano essential oil and swirl into dressing)
  • salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, prepare the salad ingredients.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients then add to salad.

My daughter gobbles this salad up too. And hey, if you can manage to save some for leftovers, you're one step ahead of me ;)