Quinoa Black Bean Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
5 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1. In a saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until all water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes. Let cool.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes.
3. Combine cooled quinoa, beans, tomatoes, and green onions in a large bowl.
4. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss with cilantro. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.'