Quinoa Bean Salad

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IMG_5878Quinoa (KEEN wah) is known as the most popular “superfood”. It’s a gluten-free grain full of protein, fiber, and minerals. Not only is it high in essential amino acids, quinoa is also high in antioxidants which fight free radicals and disease in the body.

It’s really easy and fun to add quinoa to your diet. I for one love to make salads like this one!

This quinoa salad can be great to make ahead of time for the week so you have a quick meal to go.

What you’ll need:
✨1 cup cooked quinoa
✨1 15 oz can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
✨1/2 cup black beans
✨1 chopped bell pepper
✨1/2 cup corn
✨1 2 oz can diced green chiles (drained)
✨1/4 cup chopped cilantro
✨1 Tbsp olive oil
✨1 T balsamic vinegar
✨2 Tbsp minced garlic
✨1/2 tsp dried oregano
✨1/2 tsp dried basil

All you do is combine all ingredients together in a big bowl and set in the fridge to cool! I personally eat this as a chilled salad but that’s my preference ☺️

This pairs well as a side for almost everything because the flavor is so versatile. Makes about 4 cups.❤️

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