Quinoa-and-Bean Salad

April 2011
Quinoa-and-Bean Salad

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If youve never used quinoa, this is a great starterrecipe, as this bright salad could not be simpler to make. Welove how reader Ai Hiruma-Martinez packed flavor into theotherwise basic dish by adding lemon juice and fresh basil.

Makes: 4 servings

  • 1 20 ounce can  kidney beans
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa (3/4 cup raw)
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 bunches  basil, stems discarded and leaves chopped
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the kidney beans, quinoa, onion and basil. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to coat evenly.