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This Cowboy Caviar Quinoa Salad is naturally vegan, gluten free, and so satisfying. It has all the flavors you’ll love and is super easy to make for dinner, lunch, meal prep and so much more. Enjoy and try it now You’ll know how easy it can be. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #cowboycaviar #quinoasalad #dinner #lunch #mealprep #worklunchideas #contentednesscooking #healthymeals #newyearhealthyeating #potluckideas #partyfood

Cowboy Caviar Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Salad
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free

Description

This Cowboy Caviar Quinoa Salad is naturally vegan, gluten free, and so delicious. It has all the flavors you’ll love and is super easy to make for dinner, lunch, or meal prep. Enjoy and try it now!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup black eyed peas, cooked
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • salt, pepper to taste
Optional add ons:
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbs orange juice

Instructions

  1. First cook your quinoa according to package directions. You will need to wash and drain it.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the salad: drain cooked beans, corn, and mix with cooked quinoa.
  3. If you want to incorporate some optional add ons just choose and add them all.
  4. Finally: make the dressing by combining the Italian dressing with minced garlic and the optional spices such as cumin, chili powder and orange juice.
  5. Toss in the salad and divide on plates or bowls.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2.5 cups
  • Calories: 446
  • Sugar: 2.5
  • Sodium: 930
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 74
  • Fiber: 21
  • Protein: 23
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Salad, cowboy caviar, lunch, dinner, work lunch, meal prep, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian