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Quinoa Salad With Black Beans & Avocado

December 18, 2013
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Wheat-free, gluten-free, high in protein, and low in calories (in other words: incredibly healthy), quinoa is often called a superfood. Combined with just the right ingredients, you have yourself an incredibly healthy recipe. Another benefit? This delicious meal is made in almost no time.

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Avocado

Servings: 4

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned corn (if frozen, defrost for recipe)
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Add corn, avocado, tomatoes and black beans to quinoa.
  4. Gently stir in lime juice mixture.
  5. For best results, refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.
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Dawna Stone
Dawna Stone

Dawna Stone is the author of seven books, a business owner, certified health coach, motivational speaker, and creator of the 5-Day Detox and the 14-Day Clean-Eating Program. She has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. Stone has appeared on the Today show, Martha, MSNBC, HSN, and morning news programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. She is a highly sought-after speaker and has done speaking engagements for Chobani, Disney, American Heart Association, Mass Mutual, Wharton Business School, Women’s Entertainment Television, PGA Tour, Super Bowl Leadership Forum, Susan G. Komen, and many more.

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