Chopped Avocado & Quinoa FIESTA Salad

INGREDIENTS:
-2-3 Hass Avocados, Halved / Seeded / Chopped
-1 1/2 Cups Water
-1 Cup Red Inca Quinoa, uncooked
-3/4 Cup Black Beans
-1/2 Cup Sweet Corn Kernels
-2 Roma Tomatoes, Diced
-1 Red/Orange Bell Pepper, Diced
-1 Jalapeno, Sliced Thin
-1/2 Sweet Onion, Finely Chopped
-1/3 Bunch Fresh Cilantro Leaves
-2-3 T Lime Juice
-1 T Olive Oil
-1/2 t Ground Cumin
-1/2 t Paprika
-1/4 t Granulated Garlic Powder, to Taste
-Kosher Salt / Cracked Black Peppercorn / Cayenne, to Taste

-Optional: Feta (not pictured) - Excellent addition to this Fresh Salad

METHOD to the MADNESS:
-Bring Quinoa & Black Beans to Boil. Reduce to Simmer & Cover for 20-25min, or until Quinoa Tender / Water absorbed.
-Drain Quinoa & Black Beans.
-Mix Quinoa & Black Beans with Corn, Tomato, Pepper, Jalapeno, Oil/Lime, & Seasonings.
-Toss in Avocado & Cilantro with Quinoa / Prepared Veggies.
-Season Additionally to Taste & ENJOY!

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