Quinoa and Tomato Salad
This is a fantastic recipe to serve on it’s own or as a side dish to your favourite protein. It’s light, refreshing and makes a great picnic or patio salad.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
¼ cup extra virgin olive or grapeseed oil
2 limes, juiced
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
½ tsp red pepper flakes
1 ½ cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 ½ cups cucumber, quartered
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
5 green onions, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and ground pepper to taste
1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
2. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
3. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper.
4. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.
Dr. Crysta Serné
Vancouver Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic
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