Quinoa Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing

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  • 2 C quinoa
  • 3 ½ C water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 C fresh lime juice
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 ½ t ground cumin
  • 1 ½ t salt
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans cooked black beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Place quinoa, water, and pinch of salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Let quinoa cool by removing from pot and placing in a large container.
  3. Mix the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Add green onions, jalapeno, bell pepper, and black beans to the cooled quinoa.
  5. Pour dressing over the mixture and toss to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
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