Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Red Quinoa, You Taste So Good

I have to share with you this yummy Red Quinoa recipe. It’s healthy, fun, and tasty! It's full of protein and healthy fats. It has a tangy dressing that you can't get enough of.
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Cook the Red Quinoa according to the package directions.
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Chop up all your veggies
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Prepare your dressing
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Toss it all together
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Enjoy at room temperature or right out of the refrigerator.
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In my opinion it’s the perfect lunch. You don’t have to microwave anything. Just pair it with a salad or a slice of bread and you have a complete meal. This makes several days worth of lunches.

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Vegetable Salad
inspired by http://www.ohsheglows.com/

Salad:
1 Cup uncooked red quinoa
1 (14oz) Can black beans drained
1/4 Cup fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
2 Green onions, chopped
1 cup fresh corn
1 small avocado, chopped into 1 inch pieces
Dressing:
4-5 tbsp of fresh lime juice (juice from 2 small limes)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 Cup fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin, or more to taste.
Directions:
1. Cook 1 cup quinoa according to package directions.
2. While quinoa is cooking, prepare the chopped vegetables and whisk together the dressing.
3. Allow quinoa to cool after cooking for about 5 min. Fluff with fork. Add the beans and vegetables and toss well.
4. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss well with salt and pepper taste. Serve at room temp or cold right out of the refrigerator.

Happy cooking! Remember to keep it healthy and fun.

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