Zesty Quinoa Salad

This ENORMOUS Tub of Zesty Quinoa Salad has been our saving grace on SO many long trips and its perfect to bring to a party too. If you are packing a cooler for a trip – and you plan to have a room with a fridge – this is a MUST BRING!!!

Here’s the recipe!!
1 cup quinoa 
2 cups water 
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
2 limes, juiced 
2 teaspoons ground cumin 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste 
1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 
5 green onions, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro salt and ground black pepper to tasteHere’s how to make… 

Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.

Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. 

Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. 

Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. 

Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.

What’s YOUR favorite way to serve quinoa salad?  I always love learning new recipes so feel free to share yours in a comment below!