So this recipe kind of came from boredom and wanting to be creative with what I already had in the house. I hate having to go to the store to buy ingredients for a specific dish. I really try to use what I have left over or just in our food storage! A few things were required in this recipe. 1-I had to already have the ingredients. 2-It had to be tasty! and 3-I wanted it to be healthy. I think this recipe hit all the requirements. So, lets get started!
I first started with the dressing. I zested the orange, juiced the orange and combined the Apple Cider Vinegar, zest, juice, sugar and oil together. Really whisk this good. Set aside!
Then I took the quinoa, beans, corn, and onion and mixed them together.
I then took the chopped Mandarin Oranges and folded them in gently.
Drizzle the dressing over the top, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to allow the flavors to marry together.
Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Orange Quinoa Salad
Combined the Apple Cider Vinegar, zest, juice, sugar and oil together. Really whisk this good. Set aside!
In a large bowl combine the quinoa, beans, corn, and onion.
Gently fold in the Mandarin Oranges to the quinoa mixture.
Drizzle the dressing over the top of the quinoa mixture. Fold in the dressing, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to allow the ingredients to marry.