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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fresh Quinoa Salad

I love this salad so much. It is delicious, nutritious and refreshing. I have made several variations of this over the years but today I am going to share my favorite variation. Even my husband (who is not a fan of quinoa) will eat this one. I am still working on the kids eating all of it- they will currently pick out the corn and the beans.... which is good I guess for 17 month olds!

Now that I have been trying to cook more from scratch this is going to be added to my monthly menus!!

Quinoa Salad

3 Cups cooked quinoa
1 diced red onion
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can sweet corn (drained)
1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 drop lemon essential oil or 1 tsp lemon juice (If using oil make sure it is of food grade quality)
1 drop lime essential oil or 1 tsp lime juice (If using oil make sure it is of food grade quality)

Mix all ingredients together and let set for at least 4 hours (overnight is better) to get the flavors mixed in.

I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do. It is perfect for taking to potlucks as well as for a side dish with a summery dinner!

Thanks for reading,


Janine Huldie said...

Looks like the perfect summer salad and can't thank you enough for sharing. Hope to try soon ;)

Jas said...

Love quinoa and this salad looks so refreshing! Thank you for linking up with Thursday favorite Things. Have a great weekend!

Katherines Corner said...

I haven't tried quinoa yet and this is certainly nudging me in the right direction. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

JoKnows said...

Visiting via The D.I.Y. Dreamer. This salad looks lovely - delicious and healthy!


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