Black Bean Quinoa and Citrus Summer Salad

black bean quinoa citrus salad

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Super fresh and seasonal, this tasty summer salad will be the hit of your next picnic, lunch or anytime treat. Healthful quinoa, vibrant grapefruit and sweet corn star alongside creamy avocado and a light citrus dressing creating the perfect summer dish.

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Time needed

45 min preparation + 25 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

3 servings

Ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • 1/2 C. dry quinoa
  • 1 C. + 2 Tbs. water
  • 1/4 small red onion, minced
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled & diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 C. dried cranberries
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels cut off cob
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/3 C. cilantro, chopped
  • For the Lime Vinaigrette:
  • 1 1/2 limes
  • 1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste

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Directions

1/2 C. dry quinoa
1 cup + 2 Tbs. water
1/4 small red onion, minced
1 grapefruit, peeled & diced
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1/4 C. dried cranberries
2 ears of corn, kernels cut off cob
1 avocado, diced
1/3 C. cilantro, chopped

For the Lime Vinaigrette:

1 1/2 limes
1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste

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