Quinoa and Bean Salad

Here it is. This protein packed salad is full of flavour and perfect served as a main dish or side PLUS most of the items you'll find in your pantry and it's super quick to whip up. 


For the salad:

  •  1 cup quinoa
  •  2 cups water
  •  Bunch of asparagus (chopped into 5cm pieces)
  •  1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed well)
  •  1 can of white beans or kidney beans (drained and rinsed well) 
  •  1 red capsicum, seeds removed and chopped
  •   cup chopped seedless cucumber
  •  Handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half
  •  1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  •  1/3 cup kalamata olives pitted and sliced in half
  • 1/2 avocado (sliced) 

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  •  1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  •  Squeeze of half a lemon
  • 1tbs dijon mustard
  • Jalapenos sliced (optional) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


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