Saturday, August 20, 2011

Black Bean Avocado Quinoa Salad

Since I am relatively new at preparing vegetarian and vegan dishes, I get some of my recipes from other vegan blogs and websites.  I love finding new foods to try and sharing them here.  I can't tell you how yummy quinoa is.  It's not just for vegetarians or vegans!  My feeling is, if you like rice, then you will like quinoa.  Don't be afraid to try it.  There are several recipe ideas on my blog for preparing quinoa.  It is very versatile.  Why should  you eat quinoa, you ask?   Click here for more information on health benefits. 

Chili and lime give this a nice Mexican flare!

This recipe adapted from

2 cups prepared quinoa (1 cup of rinsed quinoa, 2 cups of water or veggie stock. Boil until liquid is absorbed)
2 avocados, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed
juice from one lime
1 T olive oil
1 T chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
dash of pepper
dash of Cayenne
(add onions, red bell peppers, or jalapenos to make it your own!)

Mix everything together in a large bowl and let chill for an hour before serving so flavors can combine. Chow down!

This recipe shared on Amee's Savory Dish


thevegantummy said...

Looks yummy! :)

VegWhoHatesTofu said...

I'm totally making this tomorrow! Looks delish & I have all the ingredients on hand. I love it when that happens! :)

Amee said...

Great recipe, Tracy!! I love the southwestern flavors in this quinoa dish. I can't wait to make this one! Thanks for sharing on Fit and Fabulous Fridays! :)

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