I love quinoa. It is the perfect gluten free grain and alternative to super starchy pastas and rice. It is full of protein, fiber, phytonutrients, and is a good antioxidant!
Did I mention it is super yummy, too?! I often serve it as a side in place of potatoes or rice, but I also like to make salads out of it like I would for a pasta salad!
The last salad I made was a “southwestern” style salad with black beans, fresh corn, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and avocado! I added a little of my homemade cajuny/chili seasoning and everyone cleaned their plates!
|Southwestern Quinoa Salad||
- 3 cups cooked organic quinoa
- 1.5 cups black beans
- 1.5 cups corn
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 1 avocado diced
- 1/4 cup red onion chopped
- 1 cup chopped grilled chicken (optional)
- fresh cilantro (optional)
- salt/pepper/cumin/chili powder/
I hope you enjoy!
What is your favorite way to serve quinoa?!