BLACK BEAN AND QUINOA SALAD BOWL

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the combination of avocado, cilantro, and lime is one of my favorites!  A little while back, I posted one of my recipes containing these ingredients on Facebook, and one of my friends said she wanted to try it with black beans added to it.  Oh, YUM! I hadn’t thought of that.  Black beans are great for you!  They have health benefits including cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, regulating digestive issues, helps balance blood sugar, high in molybdenum which aids in breaking down and detoxifying sulfites, great for nervous system health, and they are high in folate making them great for prenatal health.

Today for lunch, I decided I wanted to have something light like a salad, but this combination was dancing around in my head.  I went on Pinterest and found this pin for black bean salad.

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Looks SO yummy!  I’m not a big fan of corn, so I knew I didn’t want anything with corn in it, so I just used the idea of a black bean salad and knew I also wanted avocado, cilantro and lime.  The result was a simple black bean and quinoa salad bowl.

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BLACK BEAN AND QUINOA SALAD BOWL

Ingredients: 1 serving

  • 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup black beans, cooked and rinsed
  • 1/2 salad tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

1.) Make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lime juice and sea salt.  Set aside.

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2.) Put all ingredients in a bowl, and top with the dressing.

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Super easy.  Super healthy.  Super delicious.  Enjoy!

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