I wasn't sure what to call this really... Quinoa salad? Mexicany rice bowlish thing? I settled on Black bean avocado bowl. It came about when Mandi and I were brainstorming about quick easy healthy weeknight meals we could completely make AND eat in a half hour and run after. This would actually be great as an alternative to pasta salad at a BBQ and would also travel really well, but we just had it as a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.
Fresh squeezed lime juice, a dot of honey, salt, and cumin. Wisk in some olive oil to make an emulsion.
Cook the quinoa to box instructions, and add some butter and salt and pepper.
Add rinsed black beans to lime vinaigrette.
Left to right - scallions, tomatoes, bell pepper, avocado.
As much as I like skittles, I would much rather taste THIS rainbow.
Cotija cheese. We had just added some corn as well.
In with the quinoa. Let it cool if you can, but we didn't have the patience.
Adjust salt and pepper because a lot of these ingredients are somewhat bland on their own and need salt to really pop. This salad bowl thingy is better if it sits for a bit to blend all together, but we ate it immediately.
1 can black beans
2 Avocados - diced
1 cup uncooked quinoa
4 tomatoes - diced
1 bell pepper - diced
5 scallions - chopped
Cook quinoa to instructions + butter salt and pepper
In large bowl wisk:
Juice of 2 limes
Dab of honey
Add everything else