Red Quinoa Salad
I tried this last night and loved it! This dish can be used as a side or main dish- it's that filling. And the best part? It's super healthy! This entire bowl (which I ate for dinner and was full after eating about 1/4 of it) is only 276 calories, contains 12 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fiber! It also tastes good! Because quinoa contains a balanced set of amino acids, it's also a complete protein source and, it's gluten free. This meal's a winner
- 2 cups Cooked Red Quinoa (prepare with 1 cup dry quinoa and 1.5 cups of water- just like rice)
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1 cup drained and rinsed Black Beans
- 2 cups Edamame (I purchased pre- shelled to make the process easier)
- 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cook the Quinoa according to package directions. I let mine soak for 5 minutes and then drain with a mesh strainer. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover with lid and reduce to a simmer. Let cook for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile I also cook the edamame on the stove until no longer frozen and then drain.
Once everything is ready, combine all ingredients and eat. Yep- it's that easy. Enjoy!
Recipe from Reboot Your Life