I made this the other night and while it is similiar to other quinoa (pronounced keenwa) salads in the past, this one had chopped baby spinach and strawberries. A combo of sweet, salty, and lime flavors, truly enhances this dish. I couldn't stop yumming while I ate this . I loved it so much that I ate this whole recipe in less then two days. You must try this! :)
You need: (recommend organic produce)
1 1/2 c. Cooked quinoa
1 1/4 c. Seasoned cooked black beans, or 1 can
1/2 c. Chopped cilantro leaved, fresh
1/4 c. Chopped scallions
1/2 of a orange bell pepper
1/2 c. Chopped baby spinach, chopped finely
1 mango, diced
1 c. Chopped strawberries
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped.
Combine with cooled quinoa, mix together.
1/4 c. Extra virgin olive oil
2 T. Red wine vinager.
Juice of one lime.
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black pepper
Combine and wire wisk until combined well.
Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and mix well. Chill for 20 minutes at least before serving.