Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Have you tried quinoa?  Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is high in protein and features a host of other health-building nutrients.  It has a fluffly, sightly crunchy texture and somewhat nutty flavor when cooked.  You can use it in a lot of recipes that call for couscous or rice.  I buy mine in a large bag at Costco, but you can purchase smaller boxes in most grocery stores.

I love this salad - I've been packing it in my lunch every day so far this week.  It's very filling and so healthy!
You can adjust the cumin to your taste, I don't care for too much.  Enjoy!





Fiesta Quinoa Salad

1/2 cup quinoa, well rinsed before cooking
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
5 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
juice from one lime
freshly ground pepper to taste
kosker salt to taste
1/8 tsp. cumin
fresh cilantro

Combine rinsed quinoa with chicken broth in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until broth is absorbed.  Remove from heat and let cool.
Once quinoa has cooled add the rest of the ingredients and toss.

2 comments:

  1. I love quinoa! So good for you and so versatile! I like eating for breakfast, as an alternative to oatmeal!

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  2. Your salad is not only healthy, but so pretty!

    I love quinoa, I should make it more often!

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