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Quinoa-Spinach Salad

Serves 4 

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (cooked according to package directions)
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup pine nuts

Directions

  1. Combine the beans, quinoa, onion, and spinach in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin and paprika in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss.
  4. Garnish with pine nuts.

Variations:

Use any other kind of beans and experiment with other whole grains, such as barley, bulgur, farro or freekeh, in place of the quinoa.

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