1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
3 limes, juiced
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp+ red pepper flakes (to taste)
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 15-oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
5 green onions, finely sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender & water is absorbed (10-15 minutes).
Whisk lemon juice, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans and green onions in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Stir in cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe originally called for 1/4 cup of olive oil, which is a lot of added fat and calories. I don't use it at all, and I don't miss it. If you decide to add some of the oil, I recommend just a drizzle.
Modified from Allrecipes.com