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Quinoa Summer Delight Salad

Updated: Wednesday, February 5 2014, 03:40 PM EST
INGREDIENTS:

1 – 1lb. Bags Quinoa (Follow directions to cook and then shock in cold water) (3QTS WATER)
8 - Ounce can Roasted Red Peppers, dice into small pieces
1 – Bunches Green onions, sliced thinly
1 - Cup Frozen Corn, Defrosted and drained well
¼ Red Onion, Diced Fine
1 - Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed

Dressing:
1 – Cup Olive Oil, Kroger Brand
¼ - Cup Cilantro stems removed Cleaned and Chopped
2 - Tablespoons Lime Juice
2 - Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 - Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
2 - Tablespoons White Vinegar
2 - Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 - Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 - Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 - Teaspoon Chili Powder
1 - Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 - Teaspoon Kosher Salt

DIRECTIONS:
In a medium bowl, put the Cilantro, lime juice, lemon juice, vinegars, Dijon mustard, cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt and ground black pepper.  Whisk until well mixed and mixed thoroughly, then, little buy little add the oil until, it becomes an emulsified dressing.

In a large bowl, add the quinoa, diced red peppers, green onions, black beans, corn and red onions. Mix the mixture until well blended.  Then, add the dressing, making sure the mixture is well mixed, if needed add salt and pepper.  Label, date and refrigerate the salad.Quinoa Summer Delight Salad


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