Saturday, May 17, 2014

Black Bean Quinoa Recipe

2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup dried quinoa cooked in a rice cooker with 2 cups water)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
6 green onions, root removed, white and green parts chopped
1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Whisk together the olive oil, cumin, chili powder, garlic, lime juice, salt, and cayenne pepper Set aside.
Prepare the quinoa, and while the quinoa is cooking, rinse and drain the beans, then chop the vegetables. When the quinoa is done cooking, mix together the beans, vegetables, and quinoa in a large bowl. Fold in the spice and oil mixture.

Set the quinoa in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors blend. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

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