Savory Quinoa Salad


1 box Near East Roasted Pepper & Basil Quinoa Blend

5 green onions ( or scallions ) ( 2/3 cut white to green )

2 chopped avocados

1 diced red pepper

1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 limes ( fresh squeezed )

1 & 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 can black beans ( drained & rinsed thoroughly )


Cook quinoa: – In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa blend, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and 1 & 3/4 cups water to a boil.

– Turn heat to a medium boil, add contents of Near East spice package & mix well.

– Boil gently on low for 14-17 minutes until water is absorbed.

– Cover; remove from heated surface. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

Add the other ingredients, except the black beans.

For men, measure a 1 cup portion of the quinoa salad & mix in 6 oz. black beans.

For women, measure a 1/2 cup portion of the quinoa salad & mix in 3 oz. black beans.

The Savory Quinoa Salad may be used as Meal 2 or 3 on the Remedy Recipes format. It’s a great meal to take along to the beach & has just the right zest for a delicious Summery sustenance!

Mangiare, Piaccia! Eat, Enjoy! – John D.

About the author

John M. Di Fazio II
John M. Di Fazio II

John M Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has twenty years of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for thirteen years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold's Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelors degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research on Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy.

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