Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Quinoa is a whole-grain and a good source of protein and amino acids that can help with immune system function and overall health. The subtle fragrance of orange gives this special side salad added elegance.

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Yield: 5

Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups fat-free chicken broth
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of one lime
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • 1 small yellow pepper, quartered
  • 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 15 oz./425 g can black beans, drained
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and cut into large chunks
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa, chicken broth, orange juice and zest in a Microwave Rice Maker.
  2. Replace cover and microwave on high for 15–18 minutes. Fluff with a serving spoon.
  3. Place olive oil, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, Dijon mustard and Seasoning in a Quick Shake® Container. Replace seal and shake well to combine.
  4. Place red and yellow peppers in base of Chop ’N Prep Chef. Replace cover and pull cord 2–3 times to coarsely chop.
  5. Place peppers and remaining ingredients with cooked quinoa in a large bowl.
  6. Toss vegetables and cooked quinoa with dressing.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Southwest Chipotle Seasoning

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1½ cups fat-free chicken broth
½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. grated orange zest
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
juice of one lime
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence™
Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend
1 small yellow pepper, quartered
2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
15 oz./425 g can black beans, drained
1 small red pepper, seeded and
cut into large chunks
salt and pepper
Combine quinoa, chicken broth, orange
juice and zest in a Tupperware®Microwave
Rice Maker. Replace cover and microwave
on high for 15–18 minutes. Fluff with a
serving spoon. Place olive oil, garlic, lime
juice, cilantro, Dijon mustard and Seasoning
Blend in a Quick Shake® Container. Replace
seal and shake well to combine. Place red
and yellow peppers in base of Chop ’N
Prep™ Chef. Replace cover and pull cord
2–3 times to coarsely chop. Place peppers
and remaining ingredients with cooked
quinoa in a large bowl. Toss vegetables and
cooked quinoa with dressing. Season with
salt and pepper to taste.