"Fast,super healthy, delicious. This is great as a side dish or a main meal. I take this for lunch for work all the time."
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or 3 tablespoons
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups
( can use fresh)
quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
cumin seed, toasted
cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
minced red onions
1. To make the dressing, combine lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro or parsley, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
2. Boil the water in a small saucepan and add corn; reduce heat and simmer until corn is tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
3. Return cooking liquid to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Add quinoa and cumin; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Remove quinoa from heat and set aside 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a salad bowl; cool slightly. Add corn, black beans, tomato, and onion to quinoa. Toss with dressing and chill.