I came across quinoa on for the first time a while ago on a food blog. It looked pretty interesting and I wanted to try it. It took a while to find some but I eventually did. The next question was what to do with it? I decided to go with Mexican ingredients/flavours. It turned out pretty good. The salad was really tasty. I really liked the texture and flavour of the quinoa. The salad was just as good the next day. I look forward to further experimentation with quinoa.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup black beans (rinsed)
1 cup corn kernels
1 tomato (chopped)
2 tablespoons red onion (chopped)
1 jalapeno (chopped)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 lime (juice)
1 green onion (chopped)
1 handful cilantro (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Rise the quinoa well in warm water.
2. Bring the water and quuinoa to a boil in a pan.
3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until it is tender, about 15 minutes.
4. Pour the quinoa into a large bowl.
5. Add everything else and mix.
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Take a look at World Vegetarian Day roundup at Coffee and Vanilla.