10 mins batch cooked lunch recipe - black bean & pesto quinoa salad

I'm a big fan of black beans and I'm always trying to find ways to include them in more meals. Half a can is a whopping 8g of fibre so a great addition to help you reach the min. 30g of fibre a day. Plus they are cheap and a protein source!


This is a super speedy lunch that doesn't require any cooking if you use pre-cooked quinoa (I always keep a few packets in the cupboards for those days when I'm in a rush)

 


10 mins batch cooked lunch recipe - black bean & pesto quinoa salad


 

Ingredients

400g can black beans, rinsed and drained

250g ready cooked quinoa (I like Merchant brand)

10 cherry tomatoes, halved,

Red pepper, sliced

A handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped

6 sundried tomatoes, chopped

3 tbsp of pesto (I try to buy one with olive oil in)

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil


Recipe


Add the quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, pepper and parsley into a large bowl.


Mix well and add the pesto and olive oil.


(makes c. 3 portions)



Enjoy! Michelle x