Three Bean and Quinoa Salad

Three Bean and Quinoa Salad

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  • Serving: Makes 4 servings

This healthy, protein rich three bean and quinoa salad is a great make ahead side for almost any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups red or black quinoa
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups canned corn, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Spoon quinoa into a bowl and let cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine beans, vinegar, corn, pepper, and mint. In a separate bowl, whisk lemon juice with salt, cumin, and olive oil until well combined.
  3. Mix quinoa with bean mixture then drizzle dressing over top and gently toss. Chill until ready to serve.

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