Recipe: Red and Green Quinoa Salad

This festive salad can either be a main course or side dish, and using red quinoa, green olives, red peppers, with a cilantro-lime dressing, this is a nutritious way to add a little color to your table this holiday season. It can be served hot, immediately after cooking, or as I prefer, chilled.

Ingredients:

1 C Red Quinoa

2 C Water

1/2 C Green Olives

1/2 C Red Pepper

1/2 C Chopped Tomato

1/4 C Chopped Cilantro

1/4 C Olive Oil

2 Limes juiced (about 4 Tbl juice)

1/2 C Black Beans

1/2 C Corn

2 Tsp Ground Cumin

1 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes-or more if desired

Crumbled Feta Cheese (for topping)

Rinse quinoa, and bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until water is absorbed, about 10-15 min. Mix lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt in a bowl. Pour this sauce into your quinoa, add veggies, and top with feta cheese.

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