I've been getting my meal planning on like donkey kong this week. #BOOYAH
On most weeks, I'm not so organized...aka "Smoothie for dinner love?" But as I told you on Monday, we got a homestay student on Sunday and we need to feed her! I'm good eating peanut butter toast for dinner, but I don't think that will fly with the homestay program :p
So as I was meal planning I came across this recipe for a black bean quinoa salad and YOU GUYS...it was delish! With orange zest and jalapenos, this salad is basically a party in your mouth.
BLACK BEAN QUINOA SALAD
Makes a very large salad
-2 cups quinoa (cooked to your liking)
-3 large oranges cut into bite size segments
-2 red peppers, diced
-2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
-1/2 cup red onion, diced
-1 can black beans, rinsed
- 1 can corn kernels
-3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
For the dressing:
-1/2 cup olive oil
-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
-1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
-orange zest from 2 oranges
-2 tablespoons sugar
1. Mix together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, orange segments, peppers, onion, beans, corn and cilantro.
3. Pour dressing over and give it a good mix.