Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quinoa, Black Bean, Chick Pea Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

This was based on a recipe from my new Vegetarian Collection cookbook from Canadian Living, but I changed quite a bit.

1 19 0z (540 ml) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 19 0z (540 ml) can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 red pepper, chopped
3-4 green onions, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro
2 cups cooked quinoa

(You could also add chopped tomatoes and any other salad veggies you like.)

Put all ingredients in a large bowl, toss with dressing.

Chili Lime Dressing

1 tsp grated lime peel
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp (or more) chili powder
Lots of freshly ground salt and pepper
(1 clove of garlic, crushed, if desired)