Quinoa and White Bean Salad Recipe

This salad is so delicious and so easy to make. It stores well in the fridge, and makes a great snack or side dish. 

I have been making FRESH sprouted beans for sometime now. I enjoy doing this as they taste better, are more nutritious, and I do not have to worry about what is leaking from the can most precooked beans sit in. (side note: I will do a blog post on sprouted peas, beans and nuts soon!)

When time does not allow me to make fresh beans (this process takes a few days), I grab a box rather than a can. I am not 100% sure if there is a difference, but I tell myself there is. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 box of any white bean you wish. I think cannellini and chickpeas will work the best. If you can buy fresh beans even better. 
  • 4 mini seedless cucumbers (my absolute favorite to snack on!!!)
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • bunch of cilantro (we love cilantro in this house, so I added a lot but add what you wish)
  • 1 lime juiced (if its not too juicy use 2 limes)
  • 1 tbs EVOO
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Cook Quinoa as box instructs. Let it cool.
  • Dice the cucumber, tomatoes and cilantro
  • Squeeze out limes in a side bowl and add in EVOO. I used jalapeno flavored EVOO and it was wonderful. Add salt and pepper to the lime & EVOO.
  • Put all ingredients (quinoa, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and cilantro) in the dressing and mix!

There you have an easy, yumble snack!

 

Posted on May 22, 2014 and filed under snack, apps/side dish, lunch.