Black Quinoa Superfoods Salad

Black Quinoa - Chef Megan McCarthy - BSA July 2016

Hot summer months call for cool, refreshing additions to your menu. Revive and refresh with this powerhouse recipe from Chef Megan McCarthy, founder of Healthy Eating 101.

Ingredients:

2 cups water

1 cup black quinoa, rinsed

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp Spike® gourmet natural seasoning, or salt and pepper to taste

1 orange or red bell pepper, seeded and diced

¼ head red cabbage, chopped

2–3 green onions, chopped

1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced

1 ripe avocado, diced

8–10 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Directions:
Bring water and rinsed black quinoa to a boil. Cover and lower heat to simmer for 12 minutes, or when water is absorbed. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle quinoa with olive oil, then season with Spike® and toss. Add peppers, cabbage, green onions, jalapeño, avocado and fresh basil. Toss again.

Details: healthyeating101.com

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