Quinoa and Bean Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

This delicious veggie & grain salad provides a complete protein from the beans and quinoa served with our tender greens tossed in a zesty lime dressing. Serves 4-6
Salad Ingredients:
1 pkg (5 oz) Fresh Express® 50/50 Mix®
1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
1 cup cooked white cannellini or black beans, rinsed & drained
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped coarsely
1 avocado, cut into pieces

Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette:
4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder


Make the Salad:
Cook quinoa according to package directions, let cool.
Mix beans with vinegar, set aside.
In salad bowl, empty thte lettuce bag and top with red peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro, cooled quinoa and white beans.
Toss well with enough dressing to coat, then add avocado
Toss again and gently divide the salad onto individual plates

Make the Dressing:
Mix all ingredients and blend well.