Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Gluten-free Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette combines ultra-healthy and flavorful ingredients in a light-yet-filling meal.

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Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette combines ultra-healthy and flavorful ingredients like quinoa, pomegranate, citrus, avocado and beans, in a light-yet-filling meal, that’s bursting with satisfying flavors and textures. Eat by itself, or topped with shrimp or grilled chicken.

Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Description

Gluten-Free Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette combines ultra-healthy and flavorful ingredients in a light-yet-filling meal.

Ingredients

serves 5

  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled then segmented
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (about 1 pomegranate worth)
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • For the Lemon Vinaigrette:
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons worth)
    • 2 garlic cloves, microplaned or finely minced
    • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
    • salt and pepper
    • 6 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions then set aside to cool.
  2. For the Lemon Vinaigrette: combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid or bowl then shake or whisk to combine.
  3. Combine cooled quinoa with red onion, orange segments, avocado, beans, pomegranate arils, corn, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour Lemon Vinaigrette over salad then stir to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

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