Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Quinoa, Bulgur & Black Bean Salad

A summer salad full of fiber, protein and healthy fat, this easy adaptation is the perfect healthy lunch.  

Red Quinoa, Bulgur & Black Bean Summer Salad
1- 8oz. pack of Bulgur & Red Quinoa Quick Cook Grains by Central Market, cooked
1- 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15oz can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
sliced avocado, whole sprig of fresh cilantro and limes to garnish

(Central Market recipe)
6 T. Olive Oil
1/2 tsp each of Ground Cumin and Ground Paprika
Juice of two Limes

Prepare the Bulgur & Red Quinoa according to directions on the package.  While waiting for cooked grains to cool, make dressing by adding all ingredients to mason jar and shake.  Combine cooked bulgur and quinoa, black beans, corn, cilantro, and dressing in bowl.  Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.  Top each serving with sliced avocado and garnish with cilantro and sliced lime.  Makes 12 servings.


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