Quinoa has pretty much become my new favorite grain. Quick cooking and versatile, it pairs well with just about everything. Cook up a big batch of quinoa in the beginning of the week and toss it with whatever you have on hand for quick weekday meals. I like mixing red and white quinoa in dishes to get a nice contrast in texture.
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked red and/or white quinoa
1 medium avocado, diced
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Combine lime juice, vegetable oil, cumin and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
Combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss gently until just combined.