Meatless Monday: Quinoa Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing
Meatless Monday: Quinoa Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    This light yet filling quinoa and black bean salad is tossed with a zesty lime cilantro dressing. It's a perfect summer lunch or dinner.

    Ingredients

    • Salad:
    • 1/2 c quinoa, cooked according to package
    • 1 1/2 c (or 1 can, rinsed and drained) cooked black beans
    • 2 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, any color, chopped
    • 1/2 a bell pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 - 1 mildish hot pepper like jalapeno, poblano or serrano, seeded and chopped (optional)
    • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, lightly packed
    • Lime Cilantro Dressing:
    • about 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, lightly packed (some stems are fine too)
    • 3-4 cloves garlic (use 4 if they're small)
    • about 1/4" slice fresh ginger root, peeled
    • 2 Tbs maple syrup
    • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • zest of 1 lime
    • juice of 2 limes
    • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 cup olive oil

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 200 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 5.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4.1%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 177 mg 7.38%
    • Calcium: 116 mg 11.58%
    • Potassium: 438 mg 12.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.96%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.88%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 12.4%
    • Vitamin C 133.43%
    • Vitamin D 3.75%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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