Quinoa and Veggie Salad

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

Quinoa originates from South America, and it is said to have been used by the Mayans to provide them with strength and energy. So, if you want to enjoy a strong, energy-boosting salad tonight, you can try this one, which also has red onion, bell pepper, corn, and beans.

Ingredients Needed for Quinoa and Veggie Salad

4 ounces of quinoa
¼ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon agave syrup
orange zest
½ yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 red onion, chopped
½ cup sweet corn
½ cup red beans, canned
1 orange, cubes
salt
pepper

How to Cook Quinoa and Veggie Salad

  1. You can start with the quinoa.
  2. Bring water in a saucepan to a boil. Add the quinoa, and simmer it until tender, and the water is absorbed, roughly around 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. For the dressing, pour the orange juice in a small bowl. Add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and agave syrup. Shred a touch of orange zest. Mix.
  4. Add the cooked quinoa in a large salad bowl. Add the bell pepper, red onion, corn, red beans, and orange cubes.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and pour the orange dressing. Mix everything and enjoy!

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