Zesty Tex-Mex Quinoa

Healthy, protein-filled quinoa, spiced up Tex-Mex style!

Zesty Tex-Mex Quinoa

2 teaspoons grated lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup quinoa
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Wash the quinoa, if needed. In a medium, boil quinoa in two cups of water and a pinch of salt until tender and fluffy. In a large bowl, whisk together lime zest and juice, butter, oil, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add quinoa to the dressing and toss until fully combined, then stir in remaining ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.

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