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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Red Quinoa Black Bean Salad

I found this recipe in the red quinoa box. This has some good flavor and it is good warm and cool. It would be good served with fat free baked fries or with some taco shells or just alone or on top of greens etc HOWEVER, MY HUBBY DOES NOT REALLY LIKE THE CONSISTENCY OF QUINOA...SO I USUALLY ONLY USE IT IN SOUPS AND STEWS!

1 cup red quinoa (you can use the regular kind if you don't have the red)
2 cups water
4 tsp fresh lime juice, or more to taste
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1 tab finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tab finely minced scallions (I used green onions)
1 & 1/2 cups cooked black beans (one 15 oz. can)
2 cups diced tomatoes (one 24 oz can, drained and diced)
1 cup diced red bell pepper (this can be omitted--it is still very tasty)
2 tsp minced fresh (or canned green chilies)
salt and pepper to taste

Add red quinoa to 2 cups of water. Cover and simmer about 10-15 minutes, unti all the water is absorbed. Set aside to cool.

Combine lime juice, cumin, coriander, cilantro, scallions, beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and chiles. Add ccooled quinoa, salt and pepper to taste. Serves 2-3. (probably around 6 or 7 cups it filled my 1.75 quart container which is 1.65 liters)


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