Quinoa and Black Beans

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
For a fuss-free side dish, serve this chopped veggie and grain salad alongside barbecued chicken at your next outdoor party.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 med tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbs jalapeño, minced (optional)
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)

Directions

  • Combine quinoa, black beans, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeño (if desired) in bowl; set aside.
  • Whisk remaining ingredients in small bowl; then add to the quinoa-black bean mixture.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 306
  Calories from Fat 81 (26%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(7%)Sodium 161mg
(20%)Potassium 687mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(46%)Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(25%)Protein 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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