Jul 02, 2024

Quinoa, Avocado & Black Bean Salad

Quinoa, Avocado & Black Bean Salad

Eating well is a great way to support your health as you age—and that means watching your fat intake. According to the American Heart Association, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help you maintain heart health. Diets containing unsaturated fats even offer health benefits, including lowering levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides.   
 
For a lunch or summer side with heart-healthy ingredients, mix up this refreshing salad. This colorful dish not only includes “good” fats from quinoa and avocado, but it’s packed with ingredients containing fiber.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large avocado, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 2 tbsp. diced onion
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Place the quinoa in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water. Once the mixture comes to a boil, cover the saucepan and simmer until the quinoa has completely absorbed the water. Place the cooked quinoa in the refrigerator until it’s cool. 
  2. Add the quinoa and the rest of your ingredients to a large bowl and mix. 
  3. Enjoy this salad on its own or as the perfect side for your next barbecue!

If you’re having trouble getting enough healthy fats and fiber in your diet, dietary supplements can help close the gap. Try this great option:  

  • Nature’s Bounty® Fish Oil 1200 Fish Oil. This fish oil supplement contains EPA and DHA, Omega-3 fatty acids that help support and maintain the health of your cardiovascular and circulatory systems.* Omega-3 fatty acids are considered “good” fats and can help maintain triglyceride levels already within a normal range.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 

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