Super Simple Quinoa Salad



1 C. Quinoa (prepared according to package directions)

1 C. frozen, shelled edamame, thawed

1 C. frozen corn, thawed (fresh, grilled corn would be delicious!)

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 C.  diced red onion

Optional garnish: parsley, lemon, scallions

For the Dressing:

1/4 C. balsamic vinegar

3 Tbls. lemon juice

2 Tbls. olive oil

2 Tbls. whole grain mustard

2 Tbls. honey (could use agave or maple syrup)

2 cloves garlic, minced (I used 1 big clove)

1/2 tsp.  salt

1/4 tsp.  pepper


Combine dressing ingredients in jar and shake well.  Taste and make flavor. adjustments if needed. Set aside.

Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

In large bowl, combine quinoa, edamame, corn, bell pepper, black beans, onions.  Add dressing and toss well to combine.

Garnish with parsley,  lemon and sliced scallions, if desired.