Black Bean and Quinoa Salad


2 cups black beans, cooked (canned are okay)

2-3 cups quinoa, cooked

1 red onion, peeled and minced

1 red pepper, seeded and diced small

12-16 ounces chicken, cooked and diced

1/4 cup cilantro

Juice of 2 limes

2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon maple syrup granules or other natural sugar (optional)

1/3 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Sea salt, to taste


Combine cooked black beans, cooked quinoa, red onion, red pepper and diced chicken.

In a food processor pulse cilantro, lime juice, red wine vinegar, natural sugar (if desired), olive oil, cumin, black pepper and sea salt.

Pour dressing on top of black bean and quinoa salad and marinate for 35-40 minutes (or longer).

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