Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Yup that would be me attempting to take an action shot: apple munchin’. Who doesn’t want to me eating right? No but for real, I think I drank at least 6 cups of coffee [if not more] from Bruegger’s this morning. Free refills, heck yes! I have a feeling I will be regretting that move in about t-4 hours when my stomach begins to gurgle because of the acidic ph of the coffee!

Also, I decided to post in blue today because I ran out of ink in my printer. I had to print my 5 page essay in blue ink and there was nothing I could do about it! To be quite honest, I wish it was socially acceptable to hand in documents that are colorful and NOT in Times New Roman.

Anyways, last night I made a fantastic dinner for the sister and I! I was inspired by a post I saw on FoodGawker called Southwestern Quinoa Salad. [erg I can’t find the link]. It is extremely simple to put together and it is made with lots of my favorite ingredients :) 

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

*Serves about 3 or 4
-1/2C uncooked quinoa
-1/2C black beans (rinsed and drained)
-1/2C edamame
-1/2C corn (rinsed and drained) 
-1/2C plum tomatoes (sliced in half)
– Dressing: 1T EVOO, 2T Balsamic Vinegar, 1/2t cumin, 1/4t gorund pepper, 1/4t Penzey’s fajita seasoning, 1/4t garlic powder

Method: Simply cook your quinoa in 1C water and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes before mixing with the rest of the ingredients. Serve at room temperature or cold. I tossed mine with 2 huge handfuls of spinach!

This weekend is Spring Jam at the U of M and I am extremely excited for a fun-filled 3 days of music and food! Tonight is Trampled by Turtles, tomorrow is POS, and Saturday is Ok Go! Yay for SUA.

Have you liked Fit Foodie Finds on facebook yet? or Followed me on Twitter?

Question of the day: Vanilla or Chocolate? 
Hashtag with us!
Don’t forget to tag your posts on social media with the hashtag, we’d love to see what you’re up to!

Leave a comment



Send this to friend