Quinoa is a great source of complete protein, providing all 9 essential amino acids. It is also gluten-free and cholesterol-free and contains calcium, phosphorus, and iron (from Wikipedia).
|Quinoa and Black Bean Salad|
Quinoa, cooked according to directions (don't overcook - may become mushy)
Black beans, cooked (or from a can)
Avocados, diced (optional)
Red onion, finely chopped
Fresh squeezed lemon juice
Apple cider vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Jalapeno, finely diced (optional)
Combine all ingredients in large bowl, mix well. If time allows, refrigerate for a couple hours. Enjoy!
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