Refreshing Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Cilantro
1 cup quinoa (I like to use red quinoa to color things up!)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2-3/4 cups black beans
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 lime, juiced
salt, to taste
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, and allow to cool to room temperature.
2. Add all remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly. Season, to taste.
3. Chill, if desired. I personally think this dish tastes better after it has been refrigerated for a while.
It can be really garlicy, since the garlic is raw. You can use less if you don't like raw garlic. Enjoy!
Source of recipe: A friend of mine made me a dish similar to this, but I added my own little twists. It is great to bring to BBQs, or to bring on a picnic!