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Quinoa facts:

1. It is a seed, not a grain.

2. 2x the amount of fiber than white rice.

3. Full of protein, 8g in 1 cup.

This quinoa salad is easy, refreshing, and full of goodness!



  • 1 cup quinoa, dry
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 small container cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4–1/2 cup olive or avocado oil
  • Salt + pepper to taste


Cook quinoa: In medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water and 1 cup quinoa. Cover and boil for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and leave covered for 15 minutes. Remove cover + fluff with fork.

In large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, onion cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, lime juice.

Add oil, salt + pepper to taste.

Tastes best after chilled for 4+ hours.


Photo & Recipe Credit: @HealthMeHealthU

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