Protein-Happy Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients for 6 servings

12 ounces (2 cups, or 340 g) prewashed dry quinoa

5 cups (1.2 l) water or low-sodium vegetable broth

1 packed cup (165 g) raisins

1/4 cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, adjust to taste

1 tablespoon onion powder (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh green onions)

2 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced

Pinch sea salt, adjust to taste

Cracked black pepper, adjust to taste, optional

Heaping 1/3 cup (50 g) salted roasted pepitas

4 large carrots, peeled and finely grated

One 15-ounce (425-g) can of red beans, drained and rinsed

One 15-ounce (425-g) can of black beans, drained and rinsed

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