Quinoa, Kale and Black Bean Salad 

Quinoa Salad

Spicy Dressing

1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of hot sauce of your choice (I use chili pepper sauce)
1/4 cup of water
1 teaspon of maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Quinoa, Kale and Black Bean Salad

1 cup quinoa
6 cups of chopped kale, de-stemmed
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of corn


1. In a medium sized pot, combine 2 cups of water with 1 cup of quinoa and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy.

2. In a large salad bowl, add the kale and the onion.

3. Once the quinoa is done cooking, add in the black beans and corn to the pot. Mix it up. You could just add these over the kale, but I wanted to warm up the beans and corn. Add the quinoa mixture over the kale and mix.

4. Prepare the dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad, mix with your favorite grilled protein and enjoy!