As the weather warms up, there will be barbecues, picnics and parties galore! Although it is awesome to be able to kick back and relax with your friends at these social events, they often come with an array of unhealthy food choices. Whenever I’m heading to a cookout, I always make it a point to bring something nutritious.
This quinoa salad is my go to cookout recipe. It is simple and a crowd pleaser! I always receive so many compliments about this salad from people who didn’t even realize it was healthy. If you’re looking for something quick to whip up-look no further. This recipe only takes about 20 minutes to make… check it out!
1 1/2 c dry quinoa
1/2 large onion (chopped)
1 15 oz can of Organic no salt added black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 1/2 c frozen corn
1 small package of grape tomatoes (chopped)
Fresh parsley, cilantro and basil (3-4 tablespoons of each, chopped)
Cook 1 1/2 cups of dry quinoa (bring to a boil in 3 cups water, then simmer til water is absorbed completely). In a separate pan sautée half of a large onion in a tablespoon of olive oil. When the onions are translucent add them too the cooked quinoa.
Once quinoa has cooled, add: black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, parsley and basil.
Mix all ingredients together and serve cold…that’s it!
You could also add some fresh squeezed lime juice, or chopped feta for an extra kick 🙂