So as promised I have the complimentary salad to the yummy guacamole sandwich. Now I know some people think that quinoa is a carbohydrate because it is so often used to substitute rice or couscous or pasta, you get the picture. Anywho…the amazing thing about quinoa is it’s a complete protein!!! So instead of having rice with your Mexican every time why not try out this great variation.
1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1 cup frozen corn, cooked
1 tomato, chopped
1 can black beans, drained
3 limes, juice and zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
Mix lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, and salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Add the chopped vegetables, corn, black beans, and quinoa to the bowl with the dressing. Stir together. Eat immediately or let the flavors settle into the quinoa.
It’s that simple! I find this salad works great as a meal with tortilla chips to scoop or you can wrap it up in a burrito with some lettuce and cheese, remember it’s a protein so you are getting a very filling meal! Enjoy!