Spicy Black Bean and Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

Oh, I have a blog.

Apparently I forgot for a few weeks.  Unfortunately, on occasion, I get so busy being a mom, running FIT4MOM Phoenix Scottsdale, and just living, that the planning, the prepping, and even the pouring get forgotten.  In other words, my family is super sick of Chick Fil A and rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.  I am equally sick of existing on chocolate mint builder bars, raw almonds, clementines and gummy bears.   After 5 days on the road, part of my reintroduction to polite society today involved breakfasts and lunches for the next few days.

Spicy Black Bean and Quinoa Salad in a Mason Jar

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 c. quinoa (measured before cooking), prepared according to package (I used a multi-color variety and cooked it in the rice cooker with vegetable broth and some lime juice), cooled
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 c. frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 can of rotel, cilantro and lime variety (or you could just use fresh tomatoes and cilantro, but let’s be honest, any of this was a stretch today for me)
  • 4-5 sliced green onions
  • 1 diced green pepper (or whatever color you want!  I had green)
  • 1 large avocado, diced and tossed in lime juice
  • 4 cups of shredded romaine

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 TB olive oil (I used a chile lime variety)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1-2 tsp of taco seasoning (I used my homemade), depending how much spice you want to add
  • 1-2 tsp of honey, depending how much sweet you’d like

Directions:

  1. Combine all salad ingredients other than avocado and romaine.
  2. Blend salad dressing ingredients together.
  3. Toss salad with dressing.
  4. Divide among 4 wide-mouthed, quart sized mason jars.
  5. Add avocado to jars.
  6. Finish with romaine.
  7. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 4-5 days.  Immediately before serving, shake to mix, and pour into a bowl or onto a plate.
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One Response to Spicy Black Bean and Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

  1. Dina Conover says:

    FYI – this is my mid-day biz post tomorrow:)

    *k i n d l y w i t h g r a t i t u d e ,*

    *Dina Conover, * *2014 Franchisee of the Year* *FIT4MOM Corona Franchise Owner* *951.522.7725* *corona.fit4mom.com * [image: http://www.fit4mom.com] [image: https://www.facebook.com/FIT4MOMCORONA/%5D [image: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzONTxVXISqbCun5MQYerrA%5D [image: https://www.pinterest.com/fit4momcorona/%5D

    On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Plan Prep Pour wrote:

    > amyhindererfeltus posted: “Oh, I have a blog. Apparently I forgot for a > few weeks. Unfortunately, on occasion, I get so busy being a mom, running > FIT4MOM Phoenix Scottsdale, and just living, that the planning, the > prepping, and even the pouring get forgotten. In other words, my ” >

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