With a mix of protein-rich quinoa and black beans, this salad is sure to keep you satisfied and energized all day long.
Here is an ingredient list for the quinoa and black bean salad described:
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1 cup of canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 cup of cherry tomatoes (halved)
1/2 cup of diced red onion
1/2 cup of diced bell pepper
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 clove of minced garlic
Avocado as needed (Note: avocado is a calorically dense food high in fats, use as you see fit)
To make the salad, follow these steps:
Combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, and cilantro in a large bowl.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and minced garlic to make the dressing.
Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss to combine.
Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature.
1 serving = Approx. 1.25 cups
Calories: Approximately 350-400 calories per serving
Protein: Approximately 15-20 grams per serving
Carbohydrates: Approximately 45-50 grams per serving
Fat: Approximately 10-15 grams per serving
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