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Quinoa, Black Bean and Strawberry Salad

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  May 7, 2014

Quinoa, Black Bean and Strawberry Salad
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 30 m
  • TOTAL
  • 40 m

There are plenty of reasons to add strawberries to your diet. For example, did you know that one cup of strawberries provides more vitamin C than an orange? What?s more, strawberries can help lower cholesterol and they are naturally low in sugar.

INGREDIENTS

SERVES 6

  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic Clove
  • 3/4 cup Quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Frozen Kernel Corn
  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper
  • 15 1/5 oz Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 2 cups Strawberries, Whole
  • 5 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 tbsp 100% Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 40 g Salt And Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1 Directions:
2 In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook until lightly browned.
3 Add quinoa, broth and seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
4 Stir in corn and black beans and let cool or store overnight in refrigerator.
5 In the meantime, mix all strawberry dressing ingredients in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are well blended. Set aside in a small pitcher.
6 When ready to serve: Fold in California strawberries and cilantro. Serve cold over a bed of baby spinach, and drizzle strawberry dressing over plated quinoa salad.
7 Strawberry Dressing Ingredients:
8 * 1/2 cup California strawberries, quartered
9 * 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
10 * 1/4 cup olive oil
11 * 1 tablespoon honey
12 * Salt and pepper to taste, optional