Chilled Bok Choy, Black Bean Salad

For dinner today, I whipped up some quinoa, black beans, and chopped vegetables. I was in sort of a laid-back mood so I really liked that this recipe was easy to make and hearty – all you have to do is chop everything together, cook the quinoa in some water, throw in your blend of spices, and mix together! My choices of spices were simple too, which was perfect! The salad came out crunchy and full of flavors like turmeric, onions, and lime. You can even add in some salad dressing like vinaigrette if you wish and you’ll have yourself a tasty side dish or main entree that is vegan and full of protein. 

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The Recipe

Yields 1 Serving main dish or 2 Servings side dish

Serving Size: 1 salad bowl

1/2 cup cooked and cooled quinoa

1/2 cup cooked and cooled black beans

5 cherry or grape tomatoes, diced

3 bok choy leaflets, diced

2 tbsp onions, diced

1 cucumber, diced

1 lemon wedges or 1 tsp of lemon juice

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 – 1 tsp salt

1 tsp turmeric powder

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