IN THE KITCHEN: RED QUINOA SALAD

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So last night, as usual I had a craving for Mexican food. I had a bunch of veggies I needed to use but didn’t want the usual tostada or taco. So I decided to whip up a spanish style red quinoa salad, oh man was it good

It is so easy just cut up everything and throw it together, how can you not make this dish. I basically eyeballed everything, since it’s a salad go nuts. I didn’t put a dressing on it, because the lime juice was enough. I wanted to add a little dollop of greek yogurt but didn’t have any, I think this would be a nice added touch. I also made some tortilla chips for some crunchy texture. 

INGREDIENTS

  • Red quinoa

  • avocado, cut into ½ pieces

  • cherry tomatoes, halved

  • black beans, rinsed and drained

  • onion, diced

  • roasted corn (I used frozen)

  • salt & pepper

  • cayenne (optional)

  • lime juice

Cook the red quinoa as directed. While that’s cooking combine the avocado, cherry tomatoes, black beans, onion, roasted corn, salt, pepper and cayenne. Toss gentely to combine. Once quinoa is cooked and cooled add to veggies, add lime juice toss again and enjoy!   

{photos by me}