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    1. Step 1 of 3: Quinoa Salad

      Rinse your quinoa. To cook in a rice cooker, add 1/2 cup quinoa and 1 cup water and cook on white rice setting. For a pot, add 1/2 cup quinoa and 1 cup water. Boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Let quinoa cool.

    2. Step 2 of 3: Quinoa Salad

      Chop your green onions and apples. Add them to a bowl with lime juice, oil, and seasoning. Then add jalapeños, cilantro, black beans, and cooled quinoa. Mix together

    3. Step 3 of 3: Quinoa Salad

      Put quinoa salad over some napa cabbage and top with cotija cheese (optional).

    1. Tip 1 of 2: Quinoa Salad

      Also try making this with pear or mango instead of apple.

    2. Tip 2 of 2: Quinoa Salad

      This salad will keep up to a week in the refrigerator.

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Quinoa Salad

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup sliced green onions (1 bunch)
1 cup diced apple (1 medium)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño
1⁄4 cup minced cilantro
1 16 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups shredded Napa cabbage
1⁄2 cup crumbled cotija cheese, optional

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Quinoa Salad

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup sliced green onions (1 bunch)
1 cup diced apple (1 medium)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño
1⁄4 cup minced cilantro
1 16 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups shredded Napa cabbage
1⁄2 cup crumbled cotija cheese, optional

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