fresh quinoa salad with cilantro-lime dressing

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I. Love. Summer. Food. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this.

ingredients for quinoa salad:  (this will serve about 2 people)

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 corn on the cob, cooked or grilled
  • handful of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1 small avocado, chopped in bite-sized pieces
  • feta cheese
  • cilantro for garnish
  • *you may also add chicken if you’d like

directions for the salad:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with lime-cilantro dressing and BAM. Easy and delicious summer meal.

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ingredients for cilantro-lime dressing:

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, de-stemmed and chopped up
  • 1/2 cup plain or honey Greek yogurt ( I used honey flavored by Greek Goddess…I highly recommend it)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. honey (if you used honey flavored yogurt, you can leave this out.)

directions for cilantro-lime dressing:

  1. Blend the cilantro in a food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well.

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This salad is even better if you nestle it inside a warm whole-wheat pita. I also sprinkled a few drops of balsamic vinegar on top because well, I have a strange obsession with balsamic vinegar. Either way, this was a delicious way to spend another summer night.

 

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