This is super easy and will give you a nice immune system boost over the holidays. Everyone around me seems to be getting either the stomach flu or a really bad cold, so I figured that I should make something that would keep me going through the holiday festivities.
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1 can butter beans or other white beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup arugula (for garnish)
1 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. agave nectar
Dash of salt
1. First, cook the quinoa: bring the water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking until all of the water is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Let cool in the fridge for at least an hour.
2. Once the quinoa is cooked, add the quinoa, butter beans, blueberries, and arugula to a large salad bowl.
3. Whisk the balsamic, olive oil, agave, and salt together in a medium-sized bowl. Add it to the quinoa salad and toss to coat. Top with pine nuts and any extra blueberries.