Black Bean Quinoa Salad


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    1 cup uncooked quinoa
    2 cups water or broth
    2 roma tomatoes, diced
    1 ripe avocado, diced
    1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1-12 oz can corn, drained
    1 bell pepper, diced
    1/4 cup green onion, diced
    1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
    1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and allow it to cool.
2. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, avocado, black beans, corn, bell pepper, green onion, jalapeno and cilantro in a large bowl.
3. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and mix well. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. 4. Add quinoa and combine
5. Refrigerate until ready to serve