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Quinoa Salad with Corn and Black Beans | Healthy Recipes and Snacks

Posted Feb 03 2009 11:21pm

This Healthy Quinoa Salad Recipe Uses Southwest Staples Like Corn and Black Beans to Make A High Protein, High Energy Meal in Under 30 Minutes.

Quinoa is one of those grains that seems to have endless possibilities, especially for people who are trying to eat healthy and stay in shape.

High in all nine essential amino acids, a great source of fiber and complex carbs, and much faster to cook then other grains like rice or wheat, after you start cooking with quinoa, it’s easy to understand why it’s earned a reputation as the “ancient super-grain.” 

While quinoa is a great alternative to brown rice for healthy side-dishes and pilafs, it really shines when you use it as an substitute for rice, couscous or Bulgar wheat in traditional grain-based salads.  

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