Quinoa and Black Beans with Avocado and Tomato Salsa

I mentioned earlier that I went to Costa Rica for my spring break. It was great. Lots of sunshine, flowers, fresh food, beach time, great company. One thing that I missed the most, besides the sun of course, was the fresh and tasty food.

Most of Costa Rica’s cuisine is like that of the majority of Latin and Central America. It consists of rice and beans, salsas, avocados, guacamole, and limes. I decided to make my own spin on the typical rice and bean dish. Instead of rice, I mixed in some quinoa.


  • 1/2 cup already cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup black beans, canned or already cooked fresh beans
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Enjoy 🙂
It is a simple, vegan and gluten free dish one can eat for lunch or dinner. Enjoy 🙂
#leanandgreen #healthy #vegan #glutenfree

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