Quinoa and Black Bean Salad - with Bacon!
 
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A fabulously healthy salad made even better with the addition of crispy bacon! Quinoa, black beans and vegetables are dressed in a simple vinaigrette.
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • ½ red pepper, diced small
  • 3 large green onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 stalk celery, diced small
  • 4-6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2-4 tablespoons vinaigrette dressing
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, then drain off any excess water. Combine cooked quinoa with beans and vegetables and stir gently. Add desired amount of dressing and mix well, then toss in crumbled bacon and serve. If salad won't be served right away, omit bacon until you are ready to serve the salad so it won't lose its crunch.
Recipe by Cooking With MicheleĀ® at http://cookingwithmichele.com/2011/04/quinoa-and-black-bean-salad-with-bacon/