Its time to bore you with one of my favorite subjects -although I don’t talk about it very often-, but I love cooking…The ones who follow me on instargam, facebook, twitter and so on, know that I like to exercise often and as a part of that, I try -I said try- to have a healthy and balance way of eating. I don’t say diet because I personally don’t believe in diets. They limit you and I don’t like being limited, so instead of that, I have created a healthy eating lifestyle, where I eat what I love with moderation and tend to keep it very healthy.
Although the salad above looks like bird food, I can assure you it doesn’t taste like it (not that I’ve ever eaten bird food) and its actually pretty damn delicious!.  So, if I convinced you to try my delicious and most importantly homemade Quinoa & black bean salad,
here is what you need:

Feta cheese
Black beans (I used them from a can)
Chopped coriander leaves
Chopped mint leaves
Olive oil
Lime juice

And this is how you make it:

*You have to cook the quinoa first. (I wont lecture you on how to do that because the box normally gives you instructions on how too cook it ;)

*Once you have cooked the quinoa, let it cool down for a while and pour it into a bowl.

*Open the can of beans and make sure you rinse them with cold water inside a colander. (I prefer to rinse the beans because I don’t want the bean juice all over my salad)

*Once you have both the beans and the quinoa mixed in a bowl, its time to start throwing the rest of the ingredients.

*Chop a handful of coriander and mint leaves and throw them in the bowl (I wont tell you a specific amount, because it really depends on what you like, I like to put a lot of it, so I chopped quite a lot).

*Cut the feta cheese into small squares and add them to the mix.

*Once you have all the ingredients, season the salad with about one table spoon of olive oil, the juice of half a lime, salt and pepper.

I always add roasted corn seeds at the end, just to give it a little bit of a crunch, but if you cant find those, you could add salted peanuts, its up to you.

If you want to add more ingredients, by all means do. The sky is the limit! ;)

Enjoy and happy Friday!!!


94 thoughts on “A GOOD IDEA

  1. I am a total Quinoa nut! I love using it instead of a carb, and it fills you up and is healthy! I will definitely be trying your recipe, looks delicious.xoxfashion415.com

  2. Yum looks delicious! I also love exercising and I try to keep my eating habits extremely healthy, with the occasional sweet! Ill have to try to salad as well. =)

  3. I prefer mixing quinoa with much lighter ingredients, because in my opinion beans are too much for this salad. I may be wrong so I will try it myself. Thanks!

  4. This looks awesome Andy! Thanks for sharing. Roasted corn seeds? I don't think we have those here… Closest thing is Corn Nuts. Lol!

  5. great idea!xxxhttp://onemoreaddictioninmyworld.blogspot.ithttp://onemoreaddictioninmyworld.blogspot.ithttp://onemoreaddictioninmyworld.blogspot.it

  6. It really looks delicious! I wish I could make it but I live on a Paleo foodstyle so these are not good for me :(Great food post!xxx

  7. Sounds like we have the same outlook on life – plenty of exercise & a healthy diet (I don't believe in dieting either). The salad looks gorgeous – definitely one to try!Have a fab weekend Hun xoxohttp://www.intotheblonde.com/

  8. It actually looks great! (obviously you don´t need a diet!) healthy eating is great… I have to really commit to that! so this is a good idea I´m saving! thanks!!! :) xo, ALmahttp://www.soulofashopper.com

  9. Love the idea ! I am cooking a lot of quinoa lately ! Gonna try that receipt ! Thanks for sharing Andy ! XX Luba Well Living Blog :: today moon calendar for beauty carehttp://very-well-living.blogspot.com

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