Power Salad

Protein packed, filling and nutritious, this quinoa “salad” doubles as a fully satisfying meal.  It’s incredibly easy to pull together and just as scrumptious the second time around– it makes for a great leftover (make a huge batch) to fuel you through your work day or work-out.
**Try with sriracha or Trader Joe’s Fresh Salsa mixed in, too!**
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • Edamame (I loove the frozen, shelled kind from Whole Foods..dump the whole bag in)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 onion
  • 1 avocado
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Cumin (sprinkle to taste)
  • Salt
  • Fresh lime (could have gone with 2 whole limes)
  • Roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) – a few handfuls
  • Chili pepper sauce (Trader Joe’s) is really good on it!


  1. Cook the quinoa in a ricer cooker with some chicken broth seasoning; Move to a large bowl and let cool
  2. Toss in the (cooled) microwaved edamame and can of corn and black beans
  3. Slice up the onion and cilantro- toss into the mix
  4. Throw in some pepitas to taste
  5. Sprinkle with salt and cumin
  6. Squeeze a fresh lime or two over and mix it all together
  7. Add your avocado slices over top (unless refrigerating before eating)
  8. Chow down on that good sheeyit




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