Rinse quinoa under the faucet for
one minute or so prior to measuring.
In a heavy saucepan, combine 2 cups
quinoa with 5 cups water. Bring to a
boil uncovered. Reduce heat to low
and cover. Let simmer until tender
(about 25 minutes). Remove from heat
and allow to steam (covered) for
another 10 min. Fluff with fork and
transfer to metal bowl and place in
refrigerator to cool down.
While the quinoa cools, make the
dressing: In a small bowl, whisk
together orange juice, lemon juice and
zest, sunflower oil, and spices.
Rinse and drain the black beans.
Wash and chop all veggies. If you are
planning on using avocado (highly
recommended!), please add them as
the final ingredient or garnish.
In a large bowl, combine prepared
quinoa, dressing, beans, and chopped
veggies except tomatoes and avocados.
Mix well. Once well mixed, fold in the
tomatoes and avocados.
Cover and chill for at least 1 hour
prior to serving. Enjoy!