So I normally don't rave about food on Twitter or Facebook, but I made this salad the other day and it rocked my taste buds. I just had to gush on social networks and I got requests for the recipe. (And just a warning, it is healthy *and* delicious. Even my brother who was super skeptical became a fan after a couple bites.)
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
1/4 cup pine nuts
2-3 cups cooked quinoa
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. sea salt
5 Tbls. chopped cilantro
2 scallions (chopped)
1/2 jalepeno pepper, finely chopped & seeds removed
1 can black beans (or 1 cup cooked)
Preheat oven to 300. Toast pine nuts in small baking dish for 5-7 min. Set aside.
Remove cooked quinoa from pot and place in large bowl to cool (20 min. or so). Combine oil, lemon, cumin, and salt in bowl. Whisk together and pour over warm quinoa. Toss well. Add rest of the ingredients and toss. Serve at room temperature.
**I omitted the scallions and jalepeno and it still tasted divine!