How to Make Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Delicious, healthy and filling summer salad. A great side dish or can be eaten alone as a meal. This recipe serves 6-8 people.

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How to Make Black Bean and Quinoa Salad Recipe
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Cook one package of quinoa (I used PC organic quinoa) follow the directions on the box, it should take between 15-20 mins

Cook one package of quinoa (I used PC organic quinoa) follow the directions on the box, it should take between 15-20 mins

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Rinse and drain one 540ml can of black beans

Rinse and drain one 540ml can of black beans

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Add the black beans to the quinoa and mix well

Add the black beans to the quinoa and mix well

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This is what it should look like after, set the mixture to the side... Time to chop some veggies :)

This is what it should look like after, set the mixture to the side... Time to chop some veggies :)

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Chop the vegetables (celery, corn, onions and bell peppers) into bite size pieces. I used corn on the cob (cooked in boiling water) and then just shaved it off. You could use canned corn as well

Chop the vegetables (celery, corn, onions and bell peppers) into bite size pieces. I used corn on the cob (cooked in boiling water) and then just shaved it off. You could use canned corn as well

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Add of the veggies to the quinoa and black bean mixture

Add of the veggies to the quinoa and black bean mixture

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Take one small bunch of both cilantro and parsley, I really enjoy the taste of cilantro so I used a little extra

Take one small bunch of both cilantro and parsley, I really enjoy the taste of cilantro so I used a little extra

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Remove the leaves and chop into small pieces. Set aside approximately 1/4 of the cilantro and save for the salad dressing.

Remove the leaves and chop into small pieces. Set aside approximately 1/4 of the cilantro and save for the salad dressing.

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Add cilantro and parsley into the mixture

Add cilantro and parsley into the mixture

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Time to make the dressing! It is super simple: cilantro, jalapeño, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and a bit of olive oil (1 teaspoon)

Time to make the dressing! It is super simple: cilantro, jalapeño, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and a bit of olive oil (1 teaspoon)

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Add all the ingredient into a blending device, I used my magic bullet :)

Add all the ingredient into a blending device, I used my magic bullet :)

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Blend.

Blend.

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This is what the dressing should look like once it is done. The cilantro may not have completely blended but that is fine... Also if you taste it, it should taste very acidic and spicy.

This is what the dressing should look like once it is done. The cilantro may not have completely blended but that is fine... Also if you taste it, it should taste very acidic and spicy.

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Add the dressing to the salad and mix thoroughly. The salad is meant to be served chilled, allow to sit in the fridge approx an hour before serving (this also allows for the flavors to infuse)

Add the dressing to the salad and mix thoroughly. The salad is meant to be served chilled, allow to sit in the fridge approx an hour before serving (this also allows for the flavors to infuse)

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Serve :) if you would like add your favorite cheese to top it off! (Monterey Jack is my favorite... Not shown above)

Serve :) if you would like add your favorite cheese to top it off! (Monterey Jack is my favorite... Not shown above)

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