super foods

A Super Salad

superfood salad via iowa girl eats2

I get more questions about this amazing salad than I do anything else I bring to work. It’s really easy but maybe just a tad time-consuming. Totally worth it though. I could literally eat this every week!

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of dry quinoa, 1/3 cup red onion – chopped, 1 avocado – chopped, 1 cup canned black beans – rinsed & drained, 1 cup canned low-sodium corn – drained, 1 orange – peeled & segments chopped, ½ cup fresh cilantro – chopped

Citrus Vinaigrette: juice from 1 lemon & 1 orange, 2 garlic cloves – microplaned or finely minced, dash of sweetener (agave nectar, Truvia or plain white sugar), 1/2 tsp each of sea salt & black pepper, 6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

Directions: Cook the quinoa per package directions and let cool. Mix with red onion, avocado, beans, corn, orange & cilantro. Pour the citrus vinaigrette over the salad & stir to combine. Top with chilled & peeled shrimp. Serve cold or at room temp.

{Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats}