Need an easy healthy vegetarian meal idea that won’t leave you hungry ten minutes later? Our quinoa salad recipe packs a powerful protein punch that leaves you feeling full without weighing you down!Â I’ve been on a quinoa kick for a while, now. I first tasted it at my brother’s wedding a few years ago. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I’d like it. While flavor-wise, I’ve never really met a grain I didn’t like, but texture-wise, I am a bit picky. My brother insisted that I taste it, though, and it was instant love.
I’m sure you know that quinoa is a super food and pretty much the only grain that’s a complete protein (meaning it has all the essential amino acids that our bodies need), but did you know that people have been eating it for between 3,000-4,000 years? It originated in the Andes regionÂ but has been successfully cultivated in parts of the US and Europe. Quinoa is almost always harvested by hand because it’s so delicate.
Okay, enough of the history lesson, let’s get onto this delicious vegetarian quinoa salad recipe! Check out the video tutorial first, then print out the recipe card for later!
Easy Healthy Vegetarian Recipe: Quinoa Salad
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How to Make It:
1.Dice and saute bell pepper and red onion together, along with chili powder and cumin until soft.
2. Add in quinoa, black beans, diced tomatoes, and stock. Stir, then cook covered 15 minutes.
3.Â Serve with cheese, salsa, or your choice of topping.
Print this recipe for later:
- â—1 can black beans
- â—Â½ diced bell pepper
- â—Â½ diced red onion
- â—1 cup uncooked quinoa
- â—Â½ can diced tomatoes
- â—1 cup vegetable stock
- â—2 tsp chili powder
- â—1 tsp cumin
- â—Black pepper
- Dice and saute bell pepper and red onion together, along with chili powder and cumin until soft.
- Add in quinoa, black beans, diced tomatoes, and stock. Stir, then cook covered 15 minutes.
- Serve with cheese, salsa, or your choice of topping.
While this recipe is perfect for meatless Monday, why stop there? Check out a few of my favorite vegetarian recipes for a Meatless Tuesday through Sunday, too!
This is probably theBest Vegetarian Taco SaladÂ you’ll ever taste! It’s crazy easy to make! Plus, if you have leftovers, it tastes great cold the next day in your lunch.
If you love spicy foods, you have to try ourÂ Coconut Curry One Pot Lentil!
In the mood for something a little more on the Italian side?Â Feed a Hungry Crowd with Our Easy Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna Recipe!
Still need more ideas, especially for your large crowd? Check out a few of our favoriteÂ Cheap Vegetarian Meals For Large Families!