Hey folks,

Happy Sunday to you!  I've had a few salads recently that used quinoa as an ingredient, and they all have been delicious.  JJ has had a couple recently that have also, so it seemed only fitting to find a recipe to use at home that incorporates this grain!  I found yet another interesting one over at my favorite site..vegweb of course, so let's check it out!


INGREDIENTS (use vegan versions):
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1 1/2 cups water

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

1 carrot, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 scallion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small cucumber, sliced

juice from 1/2 lemon

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

dash cayenne pepper

dash cumin

salt and pepper, to taste


Boil quinoa in a rice cooker or saucepan with water until all water is absorbed. Set aside to cool.

Combine all chopped veggies and drained beans with lemon juice, oil, vinegar and spices.

Toss with quinoa, add salt and pepper to taste and serve. Good with hot sauce!

This recipe sounds very easy and delicious.  I have yet to make quinoa at home, so this gives me a perfect excuse to do so! 


  1. Great idea to add hot sauce to this!

  2. I know! This recipe sounds so good..can't wait to try it!


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