Southwestern Quinoa Salad
Southwestern Quinoa Salad is :
gluten free , dairy free , lacto ovo vegetarian , veganBy Onion Rings And Things
canned black beans
juice of lime
red bell pepper
Using a fine mesh sieve, rinse quinoa under cold running water until water runs clear.
Drain well.In a pot over medium heat, combine quinoa, water and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for about 5 minutes. Using a fork, fluff grains to separate. Allow to cool.In a small bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Whisk until blended.In a large bowl, combine quinoa, black beans, corn, red bell peppers, jalapeno pepper and onions.
Add lime dressing and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate for about 20 to 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
Wine Pairing :
- gruener veltliner
- sauvignon blanc
Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc are my top picks for Salad. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings.